I am a Brazilian painter born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. I have lived and worked in Washington D.C. and in Brussels. I currently divide my time between Paris and Estoril, Portugal. I have exhibited in Rio, New York, Paris, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Brussels and Madrid. On my father's side I have deeply embedded Anatolian roots from Sephardic, Byzantine, Ottoman and Armenian traditions. On my mother's side: the unique Afro-Portuguese experience with its lush, tropical colors, unbridled sensuality and frenetic rhythms. .