Welcome to my web space, a place to share my writing, photography, and other art projects.
I was born in São Paulo, Brazil. My passion for art started with theater. In 1974, I began my theater studies at Teatro Escola Macunaíma. I participated in several productions involving theater, circus, and dance, most dedicated to children.
I moved to the United States in 1988. Today, I reside on the Northshore of Boston, MA.
I received a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) at Suffolk University, Boston, MA, and have spent a reasonable amount of my career in foreign trade regulatory affairs.
In 2018, I finally decided to reconnect to art and independently published two collections of poems: “Reencontro” (2019) and “Retrajetoria” (2020), combining my photography and writing.
For the past three years, I have been studying creative writing for children and expect to publish my first illustrated Children’s literature book in the summer of 2023. I am excited about experimenting with my poetry and children’s literature. I will also start a master’s program in writing at Salem State University in the Fall of 2023.
My published work is in Portuguese. I have been working on a collection of epistolary poems, which I hope to be published in English.
I take great pleasure in sharing my photography of places I’ve been around the world, hiking trips in the mountains, rain forests, national parks, and waterfalls – exploring the beauty of nature is something very close to my heart. In addition, I enjoy very much studying the sounds of different words and languages and meeting and cultivating new friendships around the globe.
I wish to continue making and supporting art projects.
Luiz Madrid, March 2023