BerriBlue is a Polish / Irish painter and street artist based in Porto.
After moving to Portugal in 2015, BerriBlue started working prolifically, and quickly became one of the most recognised street artists in Porto. Her pasteups and murals are a now common sight in Porto and Lisboa, and she has taken part in a number of solo and group exhibitions with her studio painting.
In 2019, BerriBlue began working in azulejos, and quickly developed a love for painting in glazes. As a newcomer to Portuguese culture, she was able to interpret the traditional medium and approach it from her own unique angle.
She has sold several azulejo pieces to private collectors and at auction internationally, as well as completing several large street art azulejo murals in the dead of night.
Berriblue's work is very personal, with imagery surrounding mental health, personal identity, sexuality, and mortality; always drawing from her own experiences and sentiments.
She works with raw, unfinished materials such as plywood, newsprint, packing paper, and bare ceramic, allowing the sensuality of the material to shine through.
Though often quizzed on the meaning or inspiration behind specific imagery in her street art, she prefers to leave it open to the interpretation of the viewer.
"Once I've put it out there, it no longer belongs to me. Whatever it means to you is correct."