Waleska Nomura is purely self taught, allowing her natural creativity and flair for colour to evolve in her distinctive work. Her motivation is to produce work very much akin to her personal ethos incorporating messages of love, friendship and family. Waleska began her artistic career as a graffiti writer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a world-renowned graffiti centre. She moved to London in 2002 where she continued to paint walls but became drawn to more figurative and character based work, leading to interest from London galleries and successful group exhibitions.
In 2006 she undertook her first solo project in Sao Paulo with the show ‘Spreading The Love And Expanding The Mind’. For this she painted the walls of the gallery space with each conveying a moral or spiritual message about which she felt strongly. She further created street installations incorporating cut-out characters that interacted with the street environment, something she repeated in several countries thereafter. Waleska’s 2009 London solo show ‘Moving On’ focused on figurative themes and scenes of family and friendship and debuted her acclaimed ‘A Heart In Love’ series. This series brought her further critical acclaim and interest from collectors worldwide.