I was born in Brasil and I live in São Paulo. I am married and we have two children. Since I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with nature, all shades of green, its mood and its beauty. But I started painting in oil on canvas and only in 1980 when my landscapes were already very transparent, I moved to paper and watercolors. Watercolors was for me like a box of chocolates. I just fell in love with a block of paper one day and little by little I left my canvas and oils tubes aside, to follow my true love. It is quite intriguing because I was not a big fan of water and paper when I was at art school... but now, just watch me !!!
Education: Fine Arts School “Curso de Belas Artes na Casa São Vicente de Paula”- 1967 - 1969. Michigan University – USA – Proficiency in English – 1974 “English Language” at “Faculdade de Filosofia Ciências e Letras Oswaldo Cruz” - 1977. Graduation in Watercolor “Pós Graduação em Artes Plásticas na Faculdade de Artes Plásticas Santa Marcelina” – Lato Sensu - 1996 – 1998.
Since 1967 I have been attending and teaching courses and workshops in Art / Watercolor, as the one I took with Dong Kingman in New York in 1998.
In addition to my activities in the art field, I am involved in the teaching / translating process of the English language.
I have been a member of the “Núcleo de Aquarelistas da FASM’,since 1991 and been doing voluntary work for this watercolorists organization as International Secretary since 1994. I have been a Sustaining Associate of American Watercolor Society since 1998.