I was born in Lisbon in 1970,
where I lived until the age of 6. From Lisbon, I moved to the south margin of the river Tagus, to Amora, a place at the Atlantic coast, where I've lived for 29 years.
My interest in drawing and painting started at an early age. I remember me playing with colour pencils for hours and hours, at a time when it was even hard to handle the materials. I used to draw on most curious surfaces as the walls, the floor... everywhere I could. I believe I've always hated limiting frames and I certainly like to experiment on new materials. The material world is a giant canvas and an infinity of mediums, as well as the mind.
Experimentation means to me real apotheosis, the quintessence of knowledge. I'm a perfectionist and maybe insane, although I'm conscious that I will never reach perfection. I've been enjoying this endless road.
I've studied Art and Design at school, since I was 14. Later at university and always for a lifetime. To live is to learn, to learn is to experiment and vice versa. It's a constant in my life.
I finished my studies at university some years ago and since then I’ve been working in my studio in Lisbon and as a freelancer. Simoultaneouly, I've dedicated some time to artistic activities as painting and sculpture.
In 2003, as I was conscious of the importance of digital technologies and how they revolutionize the arts, I started experimenting several techniques in digital painting or mixed medium (traditional/digital). I believe that a new aestetics has grown and expanded from the digital media, allowing the artist more freedom during the creative act, in which the computer represents both, the material and the medium, being a powerful tool as fast as imagination.
It's not easy to answer when I'm asked to define my art in a few words. I've always faced it as “... a product of dreams with eyes opened widely, a journey through the human brain, exploring its darker places, opening imaginary doors to empty imaginary rooms... or maybe not.”
I'm a member of ARTES- Seixal Cultural Association and member of Surrealists (Surrealist International). I'm represented in several national and international exhibitions and I've some permanent galleries online: