I travelled from Brazil to The Netherlands at the age of 21, in search of adventures. Now happily married and with beautiful children, I can consider the adventure very successful! I have been lucky to enjoy 3 art academies: The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (BA – Audiovisual Design), the Amsterdam School of Arts (BA – teaching qualification) and the Cambridge School of Arts (MA – Children’s Books Illustration). My work has been exposed in several art galleries in Amsterdam such as Art gallery W139, Gallery Westergasfabriek and Gallery Loods 6. My short film was shown in the Dutch Film festival, Salamanca Film Festival, São Paulo Film Festival.
Besides my professional art practice, I have worked as a multimedia designer, animator and art teacher. With my audiovisual work I have won the Zeeburg Amsterdam Art Prize and recently have been awarded the prestigious Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds Prize and had my work featured in their magazine.
Last year I had two children’s books published in China By Yeehoo Press, Dave and Earl Go For a Walk and Margareth and Igor.
This year 2022 I am graduating from the Cambridge School of Arts, Children’s Books Illustration and having my exposition in the Candid Arts Trust Gallery in London.