Fátima through the eyes of... Fernanda Lamelas
Fernanda Lamelas was the sketcher host of three sketchers from Brazil, Poland and Hong Kong, who attended the celebrations of the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima to the three shepherd children. Together they discovered Fátima, drawing what they saw and bearing witness to the powerful faith and devotion that bring so many pilgrims to Fátima every year.
Sketching in a group was a way of getting to know the place and its history better, while also feeling the warm welcome that the Portuguese extend to people from around the world.
Sanctuary of Fátima/ Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
Fátima / Cova da Iria
Waiting is part of the ritual of being in Fátima. Waiting for Pope Francisco to arrive this year made this ceremony unique, an unforgettable occasion... "
Centenary of the Apparitions of Fátima, May 2017”
Fátima / Candlelight Procession
“The thirteenth of May in Cova da Iria… “
Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
Loca do Anjo
"Não temeis / Sou o Anjo da Paz / Orai comigo!
Meu Deus, eu creio / adoro, espero e Amo-vos! / Peço-vos perdão / para os que não crêem / não adoram, não esperam / e não Vos amam
(O Anjo, Primavera 1916)"
Rua dos Valinhos - House where Francisco and Jacinta Marto lived
"This is the room in which Francisco died in 1919."
"13 May 2017 / Centenary of the Apparitions
“There are people as far as the eye can see ... It is May 13, Pope Francis celebrates mass in the sanctuary for almost a million people! After 8 o'clock in the morning you could no longer get in... we were lucky, we have an excellent view from a first floor next to where the pope will pass as he makes his way out at the end. People have been waiting patiently ... for several hours...
While I’m drawing I’m also waiting for this moment ... "
Fernanda Lamelas is someone who loves drawing and aesthetics and as an Urban Sketcher, her inspiration is the world.
A graduate in architecture from the Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Fine Arts), she currently heads an atelier, with a portfolio that includes projects in several areas. She specialises in interior design. In her projects she pays particular heed to areas and environments where well-being, refinement and attention to detail are always present. The work of the atelier extends to other areas, notably jewellery, with links to a number of international jewellery brands.