A.B. (short for Americo Bartholomew) took up brush and palette as normally
as other children reach for ice cream cones. He was exhibiting his paintings
at the age of four by the insistence of his patron and first collector Don Jose
Tupinamba de Frotas, a Bishop of Ceara. The Brazilian press reviewed these
young works and wrote enthusiastically about the "Little Picasso."
A.B. is noted by clients for his fantastic landscapes and waterscapes created
by layering oil paint with a palette knife. He finds inspiration in the natural
beauty of Hawaiꞌi where he has lived and worked since 1967, as well as the
tropical climate of his childhood in Brazil, and adventurous days in Long Island, NY.
Distinguished actors George Montgomery and Charlton Heston are among the many collectors who
enjoy A.B.’s paintings.