Marta Penter was born in Porto Alegre, RS, in 1957.
Since an early age she has been connected to the world of arts,
having attended to several art schools and arts centers. She
has currently dedicated herself to watercolor and oil on
canvas. She has a contemporary realistic language which
explores the domains of collective unconscious through images
of personal antique objects and human figure through a
time-space relationship. Such Icons, which derive from the
strong influence of her background as a psychologist, acquire
empowerment and expression through her works. Her usually
large paintings feature the highlighting of light and shadow
effects, thus creating a unique intimate atmosphere. In her
last series she has been shedding a new light to man and his
world, rescuing the feeling of intimacy which has been lost in
a globalized and immediate world.