- Born Lisbon, Portugal in 1940.
- Diploma in Ceramics of the António Arroio School of Decorative Arts in Lisbon.
- Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, where she was the first student to submit a fibre-art composition for the final assessment.
- Awarded a British Council scholarship in 1971 for tapestry restoration at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grant holder in 1976 and 1977 for research into patchwork in Portugal and in 1998 as artist-in-residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.
- Has taught and run workshops in costume at Chapitô - Escola de Artes e Ofícios do Espectáculo since 1996.
- Her works figure in a number of private and public collections in Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Germany, Cape Verde, Britain, Italy, Angola, Spain, France and USA.
- Has carried out a number of commissions for public buildings including the Bank of Portugal in Lisbon, the Caixa Geral de Depósitos in Lisbon, the Nacional Ultramarino Bank in Castelo Branco and Loures City Hall.
- Lives and works in Lisbon and, up to the end of 2020, in Ericeira.