Maria Henriques was born in Lisbon, in 1951. She currently lives in Portugal.
is a painter of extensive resume (Portugal, Austria, Britain , Sweden and France are some of the countries where it made individual
and collective expositions).
Dedicating poems to some great friends as among others, António Jose Forte,
Rolando de Sá Nogueira,Herberto Helder, Natalia Correia, Luis Pignatelli amoung others,. she dedicates also poems
in English to the actor and producer Rutger Hauer, in an intitled set Love Nature
These poems,full of imagination are images of the surreal world of the painter and are a
remarkable mark of an original beauty.
In the year 1968 she started studying the art of painting in the School of Arts-Antonio Arroios
in Lisbon. In the beginning of 1970 she begins studying with the teacher, the painter/professor Rolando De Sï¿½ Nogueira in
the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbon.
Between the years 68/74 she works in several publicity Agencies and she
continues studying painting and photography. She also made several trips to Europe, North America and Canada.
year 1974/75 she leaves Portugal to live in Vienna-Austria. There she works in series about classical music for the Portuguese
television and she starts her painting studies with a Painter/professor Wolfgang Hollegha in the Academy Bildenden Kunste.
She also works with the professor of History Adam Shaff doing translations and illustrations. She also worked for
the composer Haubenstock Ramati. Between the years 75/77 she made several trips to Moscow, Budapest, Varsovia and to other
cities of the East Europe. In those years she made several exhibitions of her work.
In 1977/78 she leaves Vienna and
returns to Lisbon-Portugal. In Lisbon she starts studying again with the Master Sa Nogueira and she illustrates several books
of Poetry and Short Stories.
In the year 1989 she leaves Lisbon and starts living with her family in Lagos, Algarve
were she's currently working.
She is represented in various collections inside and outside of Portugal. She has been
distinguished with the Cultural Merit from the Ministery of Culture from Portugal.
1979-Libris/paintings and drawings
1980-Green Hill Gallery/drawings
1982-Green Hill gallery/watercolours and drawings
1984-Green Hill Gallery/drawings
1987-Libris/watercoulors and drawings
1988-A loja/poetry ilustrations
1989-Green Hill Gallery/watercolours
1989-Buzio Gallery/paintings and
2000- Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira Gallery/paintings and drawings
Center of Lagos/drawings
2002-Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira --Drawings
2004 Fortaleza da Ponta da bandeira Illustrations
and lauching of the poetry book of the painter
Next exhibition: October 06/7