Visual Artist and Printmaker
I’m a portuguese woman who loves to play with art. My mind is inhabited by lovely imaginary beings, who insist on jumping onto the paper. A long time ago, I went to Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, an Art School in Lisbon, Portugal, to set them free. Since then, I’ve been drawing every day, I paint a lot, and I print, and print and print! I’ve made a specialization in illustration and printmaking not to mention the workshops on everything that relates to art on paper. I love to work on paper. I also see a lot of patients because I am neurologist, and that´s what we neurologists do! So the patients kindly give me plenty of ideas that I keep on the back of my mind all day long and only let them get out at night, when my right hand starts to have an independent life, commanded by a mysterious part of myself. Since 1999 I’ve been writing and illustrating four children’s books, making a lot of exhibitions, illustration and creative writing workshops with children. Five years ago, I discovered Contraprova, an association of contemporary printmaking, where I learned the classic metal printmaking techniques and others. Now, at home in Aldeia do Meco, where the grass grows and smells like spring, I make workshops on drawing, printmaking and painting for friends and friends of friends. And we love it, because art is so great.