Born in Portugal, Moimenta da Beira, and raised in Africa (Angola), of Brazilian father and Portuguese mother.
Self-taught artist. Worked as artistic painter at Cinematography Company (Cinangola) in Luanda, Angola. Later, took a course of packaging design at International Fair of Luanda by the hand of French designer, Mr. Cloud Ternard.
In Luanda, created some cover design for the G.T.E.E., technique brochure of J.A.E.A. (Junta Autónoma de Estradas de Angola/ Main Roads Board Council of Angola).
Works temporarily as advertising
designer in a local agency.
Follows a course of theater performing as scenery decor's, and made some works at this field locally, at Clube Experimental de Teatro (Experimental Drama Studio), and in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 1975, after several trips to South Africa, moved to Johannesburg, in order to make a course of Fashion Design, and finished it later at the Dressmaking School with 90% grading.
In Johannesburg, took
a temporarily job at Devilliers and Co. as a packing artist designer.
Also worked in some fashion atelier as fashion designer and printer on a pattern material. During this period, made some experiences of fashion photo model.
In Johannesburg, made a training course of Silk Screen Techniques, by the hand of Greek technician Mr. J. Kalinicos, at his atelier.