I was born and raised in the metropolis of São Paulo, in SE Brazil, and have a degree in Fashion from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi.
In 1996 I moved to Natal, a medium-size state capital in NE Brazil in search of sunshine, sea, wind and colors. Here I’ve lived ever since, with my husband Ricardo Junqueira, a professional photographer, Julia, my 10 year-old daughter, and our dogs Filó and Bruno.
In 2003 I illustrated the cover of Casa Vogue, a major decoration monthly in Brazil, and the first book with my illustrations came out in 2005, the first of a total of 16 children and adult books illustrated by me up to now. My work has also appeared regularly in national newspapers, magazines, commercial ads, calendars, greeting cards and product packages.
I support moveinstitute.org, an organization dedicated to animal protection rights.
Matisse, Miró and Hundertwasser are my most important teachers. The light and the playfulness of the rich Northeastern Brazilian folk traditions are also reflected in my work.
Color and the concept contained in the text are the main starting point for my illustrations. I often use collage and other mixed techniques as I develop the character of each stream of work.