Francisco Grippa is one of the best-known Amazon artists, having exhibited internationally. Francisco lives in Pebas, Peru, where his house/studio dominates the surrounding town. The beauty of his work testifies to the inspirational power of the rainforest. You can see more examples of Grippa's work and read about his life in our Amazon artists sections (Art of Francisco Grippa).
Grippa relaxes in his studio between bouts of painting in his unique style and entertaining visitors with free beer.
This fish appears to be a type of cichlid, which are among the most favored catches of Amazon fishermen. (see fishermen.)
Grippa painted this from a pet macaw that used to perch on the window of his studio. Compare the painting with the real-life blue and yellow macaw.