About Me

My Experience

So About me. In a word, I was born in Portugal, into an artistic family. At first, drawing was a way of self-expression and communication. As a result, I explored the representation of human expression in portraiture.

In 1995, I started to attend art school, and as I searched for extra workshops as a way to complement school while discovering new things. Also, in this period, in the mid-’90s that I started doing collective art shows, showcasing various styles and themes. During that time and well into the 2000s my main focus was within the realm of the human body and portraiture. At this point in 2000 came my first solo show, showcasing that same eclectic path, from the previous decade with a heavy focus on portraiture, with a small incursion in the landscape.

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

That is to say, I love to study human expressions and faces. With this in mind, people, the passage of time, the cycles of life and death, became reoccurring elements in my work. Equally as the Music and art that inspire me. For the same reason my love of old-school painters. At this point, all subjects try to find their way into my art.

Because of the need to work on bigger formats and new projects, I returned to Portugal, in 2021, to set up a new studio.

Presently I am working primarily on portraits done with colored pencils. Additionally, other dry materials like pastels. From time to time, acrylics make an appearance. To point out I do personal work and commission work. Meanwhile, I’m in the pursuit of my own expression of contemporary realism.

So, Thank you for your interest in reading more about me

Exhibitions

Education

Solo shows

2021
*Expo Mirada, Bambi Café, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal _  photos >>>

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

Group shows 

2005
* Mostra de Arte NON-STOP, Voarte, Santiago Alquimista, Lisboa, Portugal
* Colective Show, Miranda do Corvo, Coimbra, Portugal

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

2004
* Summer Colective, Posto de Turismo, S. Pedro de Moel, Mª Grande, Portugal
* “Equipa-te #01”, ARCA-EUAC, Coimbra, Portugal
* Design Show & Competition (Group work), HANDITEC, Paris, France

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

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

2001
*Summer Colective Show, Posto de Turismo, São Pedro de Moel, Portugal
*Colective Show,Instituto de Artes e Ofícios, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa

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

1998
* Salon Summer Group, Posto de Turismo, S. Pedro de Moel, Portugal
* Art Student Show, Posto de Turismo, Alcobaça, Portugal
* Art Colective Show, Town Gallery, Marinha Grande, Portugal

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

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

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

As a student
Painting | Painter Irene Gomes
Painting | Painters: Olinda Colaço, Gama Diniz, Carlos Reis
Drawing | Prof. Painter José Mouga, Instituto de Artes e Ofícios, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Drawing | Prof. Painter José Mouga, Museu Joaquim Correia, Marinha Grande

Awards & Honours

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

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

Press & Media

2021
*”Colored Pencil Magazine”, Monthly Magazine, USA (link)
* Palavra de honra “Jornal de Leiria”, 6 de Maio, Jornal Semanal, Leiria, Portugal (link)
*”Jornal da Marinha Grande”, 8 de Abril, Jornal Semanal, Portugal (link)
*”Tertúlia “Os artistas e a nossa cultura” (como oradora convidada), 1 de Abril, Associação Marinha em Movimento (AMM), Portugal (link)

2019
*”Visão”, Revista Semanal, Portugal

2012
*Television “Europa Contacto”, RTP Internacional, Portugal
*”Visão”, Revista Semanal, Portugal (link)
*”Região de Leiria”, Jornal Semanal, Portugal (link)

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

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

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

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