Jose Carlos Parente Dos Santos is a fine artist currently based in Coventry. Born in South Africa, raised in Portugal and currently living in the U.K. Throughout his life, Carlos has always been fascinated by nature and the supernatural realms of existence and how other people perceive the world. It was during his early teenage years that he begun to cultivate his interest in arts and later would further develop his skills by opting to take a Bachelors Degree in fine arts. He doesn't attempt to portray actual plants, animals or people, he does attempt to reflect their true nature through his work and this is what brings it to life, for to JCParente, life has no meaning without the content of nature in it.
What does he want to say with his art?
"Celebrate life in all its splendor, observe the impressions that nature leaves on us and on the world that go unnoticed by many, to see the beauty in everything, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.
To be outside in direct contact with nature enhances our well being and completes our soul.
To be surrounded by the beauty that pays tribute to mother nature is to reconnect not only with nature itself but also with our true being".