I am a portuguese artist , living and working in the area of Lisbon.
I studied drawing and painting in Portugal , in Ar.Co, Lisbon, in Belgium at the Acadèmie Royale des Beaux Arts of Liège, and in the US, at the Chicago Art Institute.
My work is mainly on silk although I have worked with other materials as can be seen in the the section "other works".
The techniques I use for silk are mainly direct painting, dyeing, batik, shibori and silkscreen. Some works are also the result of dyeing and manual pleating.
Each piece I do in silk is different and new, sometimes similar but never the same. Painting or dyeing on silk is often subject to surprises that cannot be undone, therefore leading to new solutions; that is the way life is, the way we are: unique