Born Claudio Miguel da Conceicao Pestana on 19 October 1974, in Montijo, Portugal

From a young age sought solace in writing, drawing, and other creative activities

At the age of 21 escaped homeland of nostalgic fado singers to London, UK

2004 published Maria da Cona Chronicles, a collection of quasi-psychotic tales of abandonment
in the jargon of luso-anglicised characters

2007 published Julia no Strings, a series of short fictional journals
on cross-gender adventures

Currently engaged in a creative process, using a range of art media,
with a focus on exploring the repressed chaos of the psyche