May 30, 2009

Meet the correspondents: LISBON > Maria Lopes

"I'm Maria from Lisbon, Portugal. I'm a designer and public school teacher. Sometimes I work in the capital and other times in small towns in the provinces. Drawing has always been part of my life since early childhood. There were phases in which I drew a lot and others when I did not draw anything. Currently, I am fortunate to draw almost daily.

I favor a design that is worth more than a thousand words. I specially like to draw
mechanisms, organic and industrial .... the human figure; machinery and urban landscapes."

• Maria's art on Flickr.


gabi campanario said...

welcome Maria! Portugal is a superpower when it comes to urban sketching

Maria said...

Thanks again Gabi!
it's a pelasure to be part of your great work blog USk :-)

TIA said...

Welcome Maria, I know your work on Flickr for quite a while already. Can't wait to read your story with all your wonderful sketches.

HeartFire said...

that is a great village scene!

V said...

Maria the world is a nicer place with your sketches. Congratsss !!! May the force be with you !!! Keep on !!! vasco lopes ;-)

Asnee said...

welcome, maria. i visited portugal once and has always wanted to go back.
i could just recall every lovey moment in lisbon and porto. most wonderful places..
welcome on board

Maria said...

Thanks Tia :-) I always see your wonderfuls drawings quite a while already.

thank you so much!

May the force be with you !!!
Balé! :)

thanks for the wellcome and for to like of portugal :-)

Sergio LOPES said...

Bravo Maria ! keep on sketching ! Sketch the World ! Trés belles prises urbaines !


J adore tes dessins, si proches du réel.
Continua, Força, porque vale a pena !
Congratulations from an old fan of your work !!!

Isabel said...

bemvinda Maria fico a espera de ver os teus posts

Pedro said...


chloe said...

I love the way it is all black and white! Very nice! Lucky getting in Gabi is great about all of that stuff he is actually helping me set up my own sketching site.

Maria said...

Ehehehe...Merci Sérgio!!
...C'est pas vrai!!...Ahahaha!
Vous éte três gentil :-)

Isabel Fiadeiro,
muito obrigada :-)

...é verdade... :-)

thank's a lot!

AnaG said...

That is a beautiful setting Maria. Gosto imenso, e diferente. Conheco o local bastante bem. Sou Lisboeta, e vivo na Inglaterra. You have a minds eye for curves and edges. Way to go.

Maria said...

Muito obrigada AnaG :-)
Um abraço lisboeta aí para a Inglaterra!

Eduardo P.L said...


com meu blog e e-mail nada de anormal esta acontecendo...que eu saiba!!!!
Parabéns pela publicação. Realmente não há ninguém melhor para ser a CORRESPONDENTE de LISBOA!

Bjs e saudades!

Maria said...

Muito obrigada Eduardo..exagero seu de amigo :-)

Espero agora já conseguir entrar no seu blog...



Gostei da boa divulgação de Portugal, que o traço ilustra muito bem.
Abraço do Zé