Petterson Silva was born in Mato Grosso, Brazil. A young virtuoso, who went to Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo, Silva started to show an early talent since he was five years old when in preschool he discovered guache paint.
By ten Silva had created his first impressive Macaw. To understand the feeling and beauty of this artist’s scenes on canvas one must understand a little about his land and childhood. Petterson was a child that grew up in total communion with nature, he played barefoot through the lush vegetation and frequently went swimming in the Red River, always in close contact with the regional Indians and birds.
Silva’s first inspiration was his grandfather, a professional house painter who painted Walt Disney characters on plywood boards spreading them everywhere in the walls together with comic books he would often bring to the house.