Born into a devout catholic family his bold works combine themes of the mind and soul with current affairs referencing from his own experiences, philosophy and religious art.
Like Alain de Botton ,Tercio believes art should be one of the tools by which we improve our society. It should be didactic, where we draw strength from, and a constant source of support and encouragement for our better selves’. (extract from,The School of Life).
In 2012, he studies painting at the Slade School of Fine Arts and history of art at Sotheby's Institute of Art.
In November 2013 he becomes the first luso artist to have a permanent exhibition at the Anglican church St Andrew's Fulham. The painting Virgin and Child of St Andrews Fulham can be contemplated at the Lady Chapel.
‘Immaculate Conception', his first solo exhibition, will be curated by the renowned fashion designer Arkadius.