Tiago Brissos came to Australia from a tiny little village called Sines, facing the Atlantic Ocean on the south coast of Portugal. He studied classical guitar at the University of Évora, Portugal, and later at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melba Conservatory in Melbourne. We were lucky enough to have him practice his guitar in our life drawing class for 3 weeks! This small portrait, an oil painting on stretched linen, was featured in ♦♦♦ ‘Pouts, Poses & Portraits’, ’ ♥ Artists Universe ♥’, ‘Traditional Painters In Modern Times’, ’ THE GROUP-GALLERY OF ART & Photography’, ’ ART UNIVERSE’, ‘Realist Traditional Art’, ‘Impressionism Café’, ‘Art at It’s Best’, ‘Painters Universe’ and ‘Vibration in Art and Verse’, and was voted into the top ten of the Impressionism Cafe challenge ‘Your Best Work of August 2011’ and the Traditional Painters in Modern Times challenge ‘Painting Portraiture Possessing Personality’. It was also nominated as a “Finalist” in AGRA ‘Australia At Large Spring Summer 2011’. It has currently (1/3/13 ) been viewed 886 times.