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