From Portugal

About Me

based in Madrid, Spain

My Experience

Born in Portugal, into an artistic family, drawing was allways a way of self expression and communication.

In 1995, i started to attend art school and as i searched for extra workshops as way to complement my schooling while discovering new techniques. It’s in this period, in the mid 90’s that i started doing colective art shows, showcasing various styles and themes. At that time and well in to the 2000’s my main focus was within the realm of the human body and portraiture.  In 2000 came my first solo show, showcasing that same eccletic path, from the previous decade with heavy focus on portraiture, with a smal incursion in landscape.

I came to Madrid in 2007, primarily to experience a different culture, study a Masters and have an adventure. The mix of cultures, the spaniard outlook on life and their lively streets, has inspired me to further pursue the representation of the human expression and portraiture.

Currently, I am working primarily with dry drawing techniques like pastels, color pencils, graphite. I’m on the pursuit of my own expresion of contemporary realism. Thank you for your interest

Exhibitions

Solo shows

2000 | Solo Show, Pedra d’Ouro Gallery, Alcobaça, Leiria, Portugal >>>

Group shows

2005 | Colective Show “Four plus One”, Centro Cultural, Marinha Grande, Portugal >>>
2005 | Colective Student Show “Equipa-te #02”, ARCA-EUAC, Coimbra, Portugal >>>
2005 | Colective Student Show, Portugal Pavillion, Coimbra, Portugal

2004 | Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
2004 | Colective Student Show “Equipa-te #01”, ARCA-EUAC, Coimbra, Portugal
2004 | Design Show & Competition (Group work), ARCA-EUAC, Paris, France

2003 | Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
2003 | Design Show & Competition, Centro Português do Design, Lisboa, Portugal

2002 | Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
2002 | Spring Colective Young Talents Show, Galeria de Arte Capitel, Leiria, Portugal (photos)

2001 | Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal

2000 | Spring Colective Young Talents Show, Galeria de Arte Capitel, Leiria, Portugal (photos)
2000 | Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal

1998 | Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
1998 | Art Student Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, Alcobaça, Portugal
1998 | Art Student Colective Show, Town Gallery, Marinha Grande, Portugal

1997 |  Spring Colective Young Talents Show, Galeria de Arte Capitel, Leiria, Portugal
1997 | Art Student Colective Show, Town Gallery, Marinha Grande, Portugal

1996 | Art Student Colective Show, Town Gallery, Marinha Grande, Portugal

Education

School | CESIF, Madrid, Spain
Degree Achieved | Business and Marketing, Masters Degree
Year | 2010-2011

School | University of Arts, Coimbra, Portugal
Degree Achieved | Bachelor Degree Design
Year | 1999 – 2005

Workshops & Classes

As a student
Painting | Painter Irene Gomes
Painting | Painters: Olinda Colaço, Gama Diniz, Carlos Reis
Drawing | Prof. Painter José Mouga

As a teacher, at an Interior Design Profesional Degree
2006-2007 | Drawing | Object Drawing for Interior Designers
2006-2007 | Textures and Materials of Objects Drawing for Interior Designers
2006-2007 | Free Hand Perspective Drawing for Interior Designers

Awards & Honours

Honour | Finalist – Work Selected to print and exhibition show
From | Centro Português de Design
Year | 2003

Award | Best Ilustration or Drawing (Selected to print)
From | A publication of Grupo Planeta
Year | 1997

Press & Media

2012 | Television “Europa Contacto”, RTP Internacional, Portugal

2012 | “Visão”, Revista Semanal, Portugal (link)
2012 | “Região de Leiria”, Jornal Semanal, Portugal (link)

2005 | Diário de Coimbra, Jornal , Coimbra, Portugal (link)

2000 | Jornal de Leiria, Semánario, Leiria, Portugal
2000 | “Região de Cister”, Semánario, Alcobaça, Portugal
2000 | Jornal da Marinha Grande, Semánario, Marinha Grande, Leiria, Portugal
2000 | Correio, Semánario, Marinha Grande, Leiria, Portugal

1997 | Correio, Semánario, Marinha Grande, Leiria, Portugal

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