Gracia Balfour, Emirados Arabes Dubay


Grácia was born in Borebi, in the State of São Paulo, daughter of José Augusto Pacheco and Antonia Delgado Pacheco. She has three children, 4 grandchildren and lives full time in Dubai since 2011.

Grácia specialized in fine arts in the City of São Paulo, where she was introduced by Marília Fairbanks Maciel and with her early oil paintings of flowers and landscapes, participated in several collective and individual exhibitions, received many diplomas and highlight certificates.

She assimilated several cultures by living with her family for 17 years in Glasgow, a very traditional Scottish city.

Always present in art galleries, Grácia participated in countless exhibitions, and through this interesting networking, she developed even more of her artistic gift,

capturing, in the art expresses, moments that she experience she spent in Dubai when visiting her daughter.

With a huge diversity of materials and predominance of the pointillism technique, her acrylic and oil paints are rich in details and present a great diversity of

themes: landscapes, animals, portraits and social subjects.

In Dubai along with the "Dubai Ladies Club", she kept enhancing more and more her several techniques, teaching courses for ladies of several countries and cultures,

by the Regent Academy of Fine Arts (London-England) in the 80's .

Anong the national and international exhibitions in which Grácia participated Le Leiu Restaurant (Morumbi, São Paulo); Golden Tulip Hotel- Ghantoot (between Abu Dhabi

 and Arab Emirates); Robertson Insurance Company Partner (Glasgow, Scotland); Art Women Club Gallery; Mary Hill Gallery

Her works are spread around the world, in countries such as Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, England and Brazil.


- "Tofu Mulher Excelência" (Excellence Women Award) from the Brazilian Academy of Arts, Culture and History;

- "Troféu Mulher Jóia Rara" (Rare Jewel Women Award), promoted by the "Em Destak" television show.

Recognized in Brazil, she was invited to participated in the book "Nós Mulheres, volume V" (We, Women , volume V).             


- Participated in the book  "Realismo Latino" in 2013

She also received, from the Brazilian Academy of Arts, Culture and History, the "Diploma Destaque Histórico e Cultural"(Historial and Cultural Hightlight Diploma);

Collective exhibition at the Clun Paineiras do Morumbi; São Paulo Jockey Club; the Army's History Museum- Copacabana Fort; III National Fine Arts Festival; Diploma


Destaque e Mérito Feminino (Female Highlight and Merits Diploma); Diploma "Amigos para Sempre" ("Friends Forever" Diploma). She is the member of the Latin American

ArtsAcademy, and participated, in 2008, in the Clothing Donation Campaign of the Government of the State of São Paulo, through a partnership between the Civil

Defense and the BrazilianAcademy of Arts, Culture and History.


Canvas , 100x100 cm Acrilico Mista : titulo , Transparencia

Canvas : 80x80cmts . Acrilico Mista , titulo Ancora

Canvas , 36x46 ctms , acrilico mista , Impressionism . Titulo Tragetorias

Combats 70x50 ctms : titulo , innovation

Convas : 62x75 ctms , Oleo sobre Tela . Titulo: Lei das Orquideas

Canvas 60x 80 ctms , Titulo ,Rosas in Destaks

Canvas 50x70 ctms , Acrilico , Dancando a Victoria

Canvas :100x120 ctms : Acrilico ; Titulo , A Camponeza,