Belinha shared “Although I regretfully couldn't be present at the award ceremony held at the illustrious Borghese Palace in Florence, Italy, the news of this recognition left me truly overwhelmed with emotion.”

As the Ambassador of Art for Portugal, I am entrusted with the responsibility of representing the rich cultural heritage of my country, imparting the value of my art to future generations, and showcasing Portugal's artistic prowess on the global stage. The creation of the Ambassador of Art 2024 title by the Effetto Arte Foundation underscores their dedication to honouring artists who not only excel in their art but also serve as cultural ambassadors, fostering understanding and appreciation across borders.

For me, being acknowledged for my artistic contributions as an Ambassador of Art for Portugal is more than just a personal triumph—it's a validation of the impact and significance of my art on an international scale. This honour fills me with a profound sense of gratitude and responsibility, serving as a reminder of art's ability to transcend boundaries and unite people from diverse backgrounds.

Regarding current and future exhibitions in Portugal, I'm thrilled to extend an invitation to the upcoming exhibition under the patronage of the Municipality of Albufeira at the Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros in the historic Albufeira, taking place from the 5th to the 30th of September 2024. The 7th September 2024, I’ll receive another distinction, a Gold medal from the Société des Auteurs et Artistes Francophones, at Château Dissay in France. So, the vernissage will now take place on Saturday, September 14th, 2024, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. I cordially invite you all to join me for this event, where you can view my works and engage with me over refreshments.

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