He was born in 1953 in Trancoso, Beira Alta. Between 1975 and 1979 he frequented the Circle of Plastic Arts in Coimbra and in the years between 1976
and 1980 he was part of the Puzzle Group. Along with Gerardo Burmester he was a founder of the Art Association Lusitanian Space in Oporto in the years
1982 to 1985.