Teresa Lima holds a degree in Painting from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts and began dedicating herself to illustrating children's books since 1994. Her path was quickly rewarded during the 3rd edition of the National Illustration Prize (1998), which she won with her re-creation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The imagination of Lewis Carroll and other fantasy-laden texts suited the delicacy of her visual language, perfected in a mixed technique where painting, drawing, and collage converge.
In 2006, she once again won the National Illustration Prize, this time with Rudyard Kipling's "Animal Stories," another classic. This work was selected for the international illustrators' exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2007, where she also participated in the "ilustrações.pt" exhibition, which, between 2008 and 2009, was presented in Paris, London, and León. Currently, Teresa Lima combines illustration with teaching at the Vergílio Ferreira School of Visual Arts in Lisbon.