Born in Tomar, Ribatejo, Portugal in 1956, he earlier feels the colors and shapes and comes drawing.
A self-taught artist, he studied Philosophy at Lisbon University. Now he teaches at Peso da Regua, Douro.
He has done several solo exhibitions in Portugal. A few years ago he found the mysteries of the vinyard. So he started studied the plant looking at it along the year capturing the changes and colors. Also the unknowing people of region. Like little grapes they struggle for their lives.
Currently he has a new project showing the myths, the feelings and emotions of these people filled with religion and deep fears. Nowadays crosses his country with his woks. João' has made several exihibitons since December. He has already planned new one at the end of this year and some in Spain.