Biography

I was born on January 21st 1973 in Ponta Delgada, Azores.

I completed my secondary education in the Azores and I continued my studies in the Netherlands, in 1999, joining the Academy of Arts in the city of Maastricht.

Two years later, I left the Academy. Although it had been an enriching and rewarding period, the truth is that I couldn't adapt to the demands of academic education. My need to learn the genre of classical painting took me to Valkenburg, a town South of Maastricht where I had lessons with the painter Jo van den Brand for a year and a half.

I returned to São Miguel in 2003 but my activity as a professional painter began in 2005 when I decided to open a studio, where I still teach art, sell painting supplies and where I paint.(Photo Gallery - Studio).

Along with an artist friend of mine, I organize a bi-annual cultural event called Arte Viva, which consists of a meeting of various artists from various cultural performances with the aim of promoting art. Pictures of the event can be seen in the photo gallery.(Photo Gallery - Arte Viva Cultural Event)

My works can be found in private collections, in public places in the Azores and Portugal and abroad as well: Presidency of the republic, European Parliament, University of the Azores, American Consulate of the Azores, City Council of Ponta Delgada, City Council of Vila Franca, City Council of Ribeira grande, Bensaude group, Museum Manuel Arriaga, Military Museum of the Azores, Court of Auditors, Ernesto do Canto Library, Caixa Geral de Depósitos (bank) and CTT - Correios de Portugal.


Exhibitions


Individuals


2017 - Museu da Horta -Faial

2017 - Casa do Arcano -Ribeira Grande

2016 - Casa da Cultura Carlos César - Lagoa

2015 - Municipal Cultural Center – Ponta Delgada

2014 - Marina Atlântico Hotel – Ponta Delgada

2013 - C.E.F.A.L. – Lagoa

2013 - Recantos da Ilha (Watercollors) Municipal Library Ernesto do Canto – Ponta Delgada

2012 - Municipal Cultural Center with Pedro Sousa – Ponta Delgada

2011 - Marina Atlântico Hotel – Ponta Delgada

2011 - Dr. Augusto Simas Gallery – Vila Franca do Campo

2010 - Municipal Cultural Center – Ponta Delgada

2009 - Municipal Cultural Center with Pedro Sousa – Ponta Delgada

2008 - “The World” vessel – Ponta Delgada

2008 - Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Ponta Delgada

2006 - Turism office – Ponta Delgada

2005 - Ribeiragrandense Theater – Ribeira Grande

2004 - Municipal Cultural Center – Ponta Delgada

2003 - Philharmonic house of Ribeira Grande – Ribeira Grande


Collectives


2017 - Festa da Flor – Ribeira Grande

2017 - Marshall Gallery – USA

2016 - AnteroArte, Arts Academy – Ponta Delgada

2014 - Ribeira Grande Museum – Ribeira Grande

2013 - Transcendência do livro, Municipal Library Ernesto do Canto – Ponta Delgada

2009 - Centro de apoio à mulher – Ponta Delgada

2009 - sóarte gallery – Ponta Delgada

2008 - Atelier Gravura, Arts Academy - Ponta Delgada

2007 - Associação de paralisia cerebral, Santa Catarina Palace - Ponta Delgada

2007 - Associação defecientes, Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Ponta Delgada

2007 - Liga Contra o Cancro, Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Ponta Delgada

2007 - Abraço d’arte, Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Ponta Delgada

2006 - Arte Jovem Gallery, Terreiro do Paço – Lisboa

2005 - Parque Atlântico Gallery – Ponta Delgada

2005 - Arte Jovem Gallery, Terreiro do Paço – Lisboa

2004 - I.A.C., Caixa Geral de depósitos – Ponta Delgada

2002 - Alphons Winter Prijs – Maastricht, Holland


Awards


2016 - North Light Books’ third annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 3

2015 - Art & Beyond Magazine- Cover Competition May/June (Inside Front cover)

2014 - Second place in international artist magazine challenge contest , seaside’s contest

2010 - First place in Portugal contest (painting category) of the World Photo Press


Illustration


Cover book ”A fase industrial da baleação Micaelense” – Albano Cymbron

book “Um Natal com sabor diferente” – Rita Bonança e Mariana Cymbron


References on books


O livro dos livros – José Andrade 2017

North Light Books' AcrylicWorks 3 2016

Art & Beyond magazine Maio/Junho 2015

American art collector Março 2014

International artist magazine 95 fevereiro/Março 2014

International contemporany artist Vol. VIII

A luz e as trevas – Luís Miguel Rodrigues Martins

Os artistas, 10º aniversário do Centro Municipal de Cultura de Ponta Delgada

Forte de S.Brás – Diferentes Olhares