Born in Rio de Janeiro on 13 September 1965, Marcelo was 21 when he hit his head and broke two vertebrae while diving under a waterfall. In December 1993 he watched a documentary on the Brazilian mouth painter Goncalo Borges. Marcelo was impressed by his skills that he wanted give it a try too. In 2004 he received a scholarship from AFMPA. Since 2011, He has had the status of an Associate member.
The favourite themes of the mouth painter include the landscapes of his homeland and people that he predominantly paints in acrylic paint. The extremely talented artist had participated in several exhibitions and has also staged solo exhibitions.