Mrs Davies-Rowe's portrait is drawn by Evie (Year 4) in the style of Romero Britto. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)
Mrs Davies-Rowe works in the kitchen for ABM making our lunches. We asked her some questions to find out more about her:
Romero Britto (B. 1963) is known for creating alternative pieces using many different mediums, including painting, sculpting and graffiti. His work is easily recognisable for his bold use of vibrant colours and bold brush strokes. The Romero Britto artworks often convey a sense of hope, happiness and wonder. Many of his works also have a theme of love or childhood joy.
Britto was born into a large Brazilian family. He has always engaged with his imagination and has always looked for different outlets for his creativity. He has stated in previous interviews that he likes to think about the world from the bigger picture.
When Romero Britto was just eight years old, he told his mother that he wanted to become an artist. His family and community found this statement amusing and thought he was just reaching for the stars. However, little did they know that he would do just that and become the Brazilian artist Britto that is now world recognised.
Britto has evolved as an artist throughout his long-standing career, and now he has become one of the most famous alternative artists in the world. He was able to show his art publicly for the first time when he was just 14 years old. When this happened, he soon found himself travelling from Brazil to the United States to be a part of the pop art scene that was gaining traction in the Western world.
Romero Britto’s biggest influences were Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein. These were some of the first artists that he discovered when he travelled to Europe and forever shaped the way that he would present his artwork and his pop art style.
Britto is not a typical run of the mill artist. Instead, he engages with alternative forms of art and plays with different and energetic colours along with other types of high-contrast patterns. His work is best described as a mix of cubism and pop art. Apart from his bold use of colour, you can recognise Romero Britto’s work through his 2D style and graffiti-like edge.