Artwork by Joana Rosa Bragança

Olhão, Portugal · 101 Sales


Artwork by Joana Rosa Bragança

Olhão, Portugal 101 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Joana Rosa Bragança

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Joana Rosa Bragança


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Watercolors by the sea

I’m Joana Rosa Bragança, an artist and illustrator from Olhão, a resilient town located in the renowned Algarve region, south of Portugal.

Drawing and painting is what I love doing most, along with photography, especially since I sort of rediscovered film. Its unpredictability entrances me, being not only extremely sensible to light but also to the ineffable language of things. In my view, it captures something that the naked eye can’t see. Having the camera in my hands makes me extremely awake and aware of circumstances, details and light subtleties; as I look through its viewfinder I feel like peeking into a dream!

See my photos here:

When handcrafting things I use diverse mediums, watercolour being my favourite one, as I truly appreciate and identify myself with its transparency and delicacy. My artwork varies from time to time: it can be soft, joyful and bucolic or mysterious, ambiguous and sombre, often sprinkled with irony and humour. I get a lot of inspiration from living beings: plants, genuine people and peculiar animals. Childhood memories also play an influential inspiring role, heightened by local tales, music, literature, sayings I hear on the streets, ancient objects, old fabrics and all sorts of unexpected things. Drawing characters, I always try to imagine their voices, personalities and tastes!

Everything in this shop is handmade with love by me, and it is my pleasure to share it with you :)

Besides other peculiar things, here you'll find limited editions of high quality prints for framing, original artwork, handmade books/zines, postcards, and occasionally some exquisite soft sculptures!

With love,

Shop members

  • Joana Rosa Bragança

    Owner, Maker, Artist, Illustrator

  • Rolando Melo

    Art Sales Representative

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2012
Welcome to my shop!
I hope you enjoy my work, everything is made with love.

If there's anything I can help you with, please send me a message, I'll be happy to help.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I make an effort to describe the items the best I can, indicating when things like frames are included or not in the sale.
I try to represent colors as close to reality as possible, but there is always some variation between computer screens.
I am convinced my items come "as listed" but if for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me and we'll find the best way to solve the problem.
Items will be shipped after full payment is received.
I try to post items within 2 to 3 days of receiving the order.
I get postage receipts with every package I post, just in case anything gets lost when its in the hands of the Royal Mail.
I try to package my items the best as I can, with protective cardboards and if it's necessary bubble wrap. Sometimes I use recycled materials.
All shipping prices are for registered mail.
Countries outside European Union may have to pay additional taxes or customs that I'm not aware of. Please contact the customs service of your country for more information.
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All work is copyright of Joana Rosa Bragança. Do not reproduce anywhere without prior permission.