Deise Dias Cavalheiro was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After arriving in Singapore in 1996, Deise become fascinated with Asia’s thriving culture and soon after turned her interest to the art of Chinese brush painting. What started off as a simple past-time soon became a passion. Her first works, landscapes and flowers, were highly influenced by the old Chinese masters. Her most recent works are results of experimenting and exploring with different kinds of papers, new textures and colors. Her paintings showcase traditional themes in a bright, colorful and unique form. Deise had three solo exhibitions, participated in group exhibition, auctions and charity events.