Fernando DeOliveira grew up in Brazil and moved to the United States in 2000. After working as an art dealer and painter for several years, DeOliveira decided to dedicate his full attention to painting. In Boston, he attended the Continuing Education Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and has participated in solo and group shows internationally. Color and texture are the main connections between the viewer and the artist. Though the images are abstract, tangible feelings are provoked, which despite appearances are based on a rational structure, and bring the viewer inside his pictorial world.