Sunday, 21 October 2012

24H BD

Yesterday my son and I were at the 24H BD that took place on our Youth Hostel in Madeira.
It was great ... We really enjoyed ourselves.

Here's some photos and a link to our local tv at 9m23s. They showed my hand drawing what looks to windows of some sort...

 We have on the left side Marlene Duarte, Joana Rita Gomes, Diogo Goes and on the rigth side Me, my son and João Barradas. The others I don't know....

Monday, 24 September 2012


On the 23rd it was my grandmother's 90th birthday. Today we all had lunch to celebrate.
Three quick sketches because I was doing lunch....

 Meanwhile she fell asleep...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


 Memento Mori study 1

 Memento Mori study 2

Memento Mori study 3

 Memento Mori study 4

Memento Mori study 5

Memento Mori study 6

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT VOL 10 next saturday, 22nd

I'll be talking about our exposition (mine and Roberto Macedo Alves) TEOGONIA.
How to make portraits looking so fun.

Number 10 will be part of the Comic Festival.
The festival will take place at Calheta 21st to 23rd.
Workshops, films, book signatures, Magic gathering, etc...

Came and check it out.


My first solo exposition at the "Taverna Real". It will be running for two weeks. It's on the Old Town, Travessa das Torres nº 6. The place is run by two beautifull artists.
The exposition is 6 drawing studies about Memento Mori.
If you are in Funchal, Madeira, came and see it for yourself.
Hope you will enjoy yourself.

Monday, 27 August 2012

My first official client...

It's my 100 post and also my first official client....
Thank you so much Sérgio. Very glad it was you.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

And We were on the TV...

Our tv channel RTP-Madeira came along yesterday and recorded our BD Course... See for yourself how happy to be there we all are :P

We show up on 24:30...

Friday, 17 August 2012

Installation "Reconexão"

Yesterday I was in Zona Velha helping out Trindade Vieira and the group "Madeira em Transição". Trindade Vieira, me and Rui Abreu, we drew some of the existing flora before the fires in mid July that hit Madeira really hard. And we drew with charcoal from the fires... It was a really interestng experience. Really enjoyed myself. The people were (are) great.

31st of August is the inauguration day. Please follow the link below for any eventual change.
For more information about the group "Madeira em Transição" (Madeira in transition) please click on the following link :

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Since my mother didn't wanted my help with lunch I started to be useful for myself ....
I've never drawn her so took the chance to changed that...

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Full afternoon

I really enjoyed myself today.
I was finally in a sketchcrawl here at Madeira with "my" group Urban Sketchers Portugal-Madeira. Only 15 minutes but it was god. Sé cathedral was the subject.
And I had the second class of the BD Course.
Really nice.
After this, me and Roberto were talking about our big exposition.
What more do I want.... More work, of course.... :P

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012

Greek Statues

I'm doing a set of drawings, studies about greek statues for sell... And this is number 1

How do you draw, which technique do you use, do you cheat??????

This is a lot of the questions that I normally receive... Quite honest it's really annoying, specially the bit when they ask if I do cheat and use the light box to copy the figures, etc... I do use the light box that my husband build for me, in extreme cases, specially when I'm to sick to draw and I have to work... Normally 99% of the time I use the computer or a photocopy of the image I'm going to draw... So I use the brain, the eyes and my right hand. Hope I cleared some doubt.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Life Model Charcoal...

I bloody hate Charcoal. It has been more than 20 years since I last drawed something in Charcoal...
The Model it's my son but the drawing, don't ask me why, end up being a mixture of us both... I known that he resembles me... this is like i've put the faces one on top of the other.... Creepy... Hope you like it...

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Project "UCUA"

"Um Calhau Um Artista"... A calhau it's a "little" stone on our beachs. One calhau One Artist. So, we have to work the way we want this calhau. Don't know what I'm I going to do with my. My son helped me pick it up. Hopefully it will come out something interesting... Have to wait and see...
For more information visit :

Friday, 20 July 2012


The inspiration came from the old times when women used to kill their husbands with poison... Yes ladies, there was no divorces, just....He was so young to die....


It was great... So much creativity... I really enjoyed myself ....

The next piece didn't enter the exhibition. Trindade Vieira is the coordenator of the exhibition and he done this piece. It's the squeleton of the banana leave... I think it's great...  :P

Thank you so much Trindade Vieira for inviting me to do this show...

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

"Criar numa garrafa"

I'm taking part this friday of a art show called "Create on a bottle" at the Mouraria Art Gallery... The name says it all... I've created on a bottle, if you are in Archipelago of Madeira come along and check us out... It starts at 18:30... I'll be there waiting for you...

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Still around...

Haven't left the same spot... Still in Madeira... If anyone wants my artists services please contact
Thank you

Saturday, 19 May 2012

E vimo nos Gregos!!!!!

Studies for an exposition with Roberto Macedo ALves. Studies based in reaL day to day photos transforming the normaL peopLe in Greek Gods.