Born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil, Eric Mendes began his creative career by painting as a child. He spent a few years studying art and developing his own style at Escola Panamericana de Artes de São Paulo (Panamerican School of Art São Paulo), and then graduated from the Marketing and Communication program at Univerity Metropolitana of Santos. In 2006, Mendes moved to Vancouver/ Canada, where he works as digital artist. He also still pursues his passion for painting, through which he expresses his emotions and feelings through the movement and colours.