Roberto Custodio is a self-taught artist, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he still resides.
At an early age Roberto was interested in creating art, drawing and painting throughout his childhood. He was naturally drawn to artists such as the Dutch master Jan Van Eyck and the Italian genius, Botticelli, for whom sensual beauty was of utmost importance. Roberto never followed this early interest in art into a traditional art training, instead, later on, while continue to draw and paint, he developed an interest in fashion photography. In 1989 he started to work as an art director for a model agency in Sao Paulo, where he worked for 10 years. At that time he started to incorporate his art style into the photographs, adding new dimensions to the images through collage, watercolor pencil and India ink. As demand increased for his art, he decided to leave the agency art directorship to begin a new direction as an illustrator for magazines like Brazilian Vogue. Becoming a full-fledged artist was the next obvious step.