Photographer Paula Vibert lives and works in Porto, Portugal.
Portuguese born, she lived and worked in Canada between 1995 and 2012.
Since a young age she has had a keen interest in the visual arts. She started painting, doing collage and abstract art in her early teens. Her initial contact with photography happened when her father decided to build a dark room in their home basement immediately exposing her to the magic of image creation.
She has travelled extensively since a very young age. Her parents, avid travellers, brought all their 5 young children along on their road trips throughout Europe as far as Yugoslavia and North Africa.
She has taken numerous art classes and workshops in the Ottawa area (Canada) namely abstract painting, life drawing, portraiture, pencil drawing, light and shadow, colour theory. She learnt to work with various media such as glass, copper, silver and paper.
Some of her teachers are photographers Marcelo Caballero, Claude Renault, Nikos Ekonomopoulos, Lara Jacinto, António Lopes, Júlio de Matos, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Francisco Villa-Lobos, and artists, Mary Pfaff, Sue Adams, Liz Campbell, Reva Dolgoy, C. P. Vidal.
Paula has done photographic projects in India, Cuba, Spain, Canada, US, Portugal, The Azores, Italy, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. She has submitted three of her projects to the 2018 Lensculture awards.
She has been inspired by the work of Edward Weston, Richard Avedon, Harry Gruyaert, Annie Leibovitz, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and by the pictorial work of Picasso and Paul Klee.
Paula is a a graduate of Law. She is also a certified professional level yoga teacher by the prestigious Kripalu Yoga School in Lenox, MA. She has been teaching yoga since 2002. The contemplative practices of eastern philosophies have added to her work a deeper dimension to seeing and being.
Presently, she combines her work as a photographer and yoga teacher.
Current Workshops: ‘The Art of Grieving’, Raw Space, Vero Beach, FL, US, January 2019.
2019- Women by Women / Mothers and Daughters, Raw Space, Vero Beach, Florida, US
2018 – Papelera – Graphic Arts Fair, Porto, Portugal
2009 – 2010 YogaFest Show, Ottawa, Ontario
2002 – Art Show – Nepean Visual Arts Center, Ontario, Canada
2002 – Two Rivers Artists’ Studio Tour, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada
1997 – 2000 – Arnprior Art Shows, Ontario, Canada
1993 – Art Show, British Club, Porto, Portugal