I am a multi-media Portuguese artist currently residing in Bristol. My practice ranges from illustration and printmaking, to motion, web and graphic design work.
My work is inspired by or directly represents mythology, folklore, religion, literature and allegories. My latest project, “Curious Creatures”, explores the theme of female mythological creatures from around the world. I chose 26 different creatures, one for each letter of the alphabet, and created an A to Z Beastiary.
Due to the supernatural essence of these subjects, my illustrations take on a somewhat surrealist approach, while maintaining figurative and symbolic elements, with constant references to the natural world. “Curious Creatures” has led me to research folklore and mythology from every continent and experiment with different mediums, such as ink, etching, and relief techniques. The aim of this work is to show our collective humanity and relationship to the natural world through stories, humanity's escape and mirror.
Achievements & Experience
MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking (UWE / 2018-2020)
MA Graphic Arts (UWE 2016-2018)
Postgraduate in Digital Experience Design (Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa / 2015-2016)
Bachelor in Communication Design (Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa / 2012-2015)
Illustrator for Indelible Editions New York (2020)
Instructor for the Brooklyn Art Library (2020)
Illustrator, Graphic Designer and MoGraph Designer (Garret Studios / 2018-present)
Curator and artist for Cosmic Soul Collective
Artist for Pitcher Collective
Interview with Brooklyn Art Library: