My name is Maria and I'm an artist. I live in a small city in Portugal where there's only one store dedicated to the fine arts. It's a cute tiny store, but it's actually really good. The owner is a very nice lady, who is also a great artist. This lady has taught me a lot about her craft and ended up being someone who I really like, not only as an artist and store owner, but also as a friend.
However, due to health issues, she needs to retire early. She was obviously sad to see her store and atelier closing doors. While she was telling me, we both quickly realized that the loss would be too big for the city and its artists. The store must not close its doors!
I felt it was a call for me, the opportunity to have my own workspace/atelier and the amazing gift of carrying the good name of the store dear to every local artist.
Even though it's not the most impressive of stores, or the most modernised, it certainly is the most complete, so full of art!
And that's why I'm here! I have been given the opportunity to become the new owner of the cute tiny store, but for that I need a considerable amount of money in order to trespass it.
Right now, all I dream about is dedicating my time and putting my heart where once I spent so many hours as client, looking for inspiration by the shelves so full of oils and brushes, crayons and paper sheets.