I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I lived in Israel for 8 years, where I studied English and Spanish Literatures at the Hebrew University. I was living in Israel during the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War.
In 1974 I returned to Brazil where I studied Art with prominent local artists. In 1984 I moved to the U.S.where I continued to develop my skills in oils, mixed media and encaustics.
I work and teach Oils and Encaustics at my studio in North Scottsdale.
Additional websites: www.belafidelfineart.com; www.encausticpaintingworkshops.com; www.belafidel.com
My other first passion is working on behalf of animals big and small, wild and domestic.
I share my life with my husband, a marketing consultant and lyricist (he wrote the lyrics to the theme song for Disney's The Fox and the Hound).