Artist: Bernardo A. Maac
Size: 16in x 20in
Medium: Pastel on feltpaper

Story behind the artwork:
Some people will just never understand us, fishing isn’t just a pass-time or sport…it a way of life. Don’t mess with my way of life.

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About the Artist

Bernardo A. Maac

Bernardo was born on June 17, 1972 in Oriental Mindoro, but grew up in Balayan, Batangas. Despite his family’s protest, he decided to study Fine Arts in UE. He became an illustrator for a greeting card company and a props artist at an Ever Gotesco & Isetann mall.

Maac first’s works were paintings of multi-sexual series. He uses a palette knife for impasto effect similar to Van Gough’s. He became a multi-awarded in multiple art competitions such as Shell, Philip Morris, Metrobank, GSIS, PLDT, Robinson Galleria, Napolcom, etc..

His current works are figures drawn and painted in complex overlapping curved lines combined with geometric forms that shape his subjects, most of which depict traditional Filipino Themes: A style he adopted and made his own, he calls in high detailed rendering he calls “Rythmic Lines.”



  • Ginza Art and Blue Topaz Art Gallery – Japan
  • Asahi Art Member – Japan
  • Heritage and Art Circle – Manila
  • Passion Art Gallery – Manila
  • AAP Member – Manila


Awards and Exhibits:

  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Visual Art Balayan Colleges (Balayan, Batangas – 1991-1993)
  • 2nd Place – A. Pureza Memorial Art Competition Napolcom
  • 10th Place – (Profession Category) – Sugarland Art Competition
  • 2nd Place – “Timeless of the Filipino Tradion” (Robinson Art Galleria Ortigas) 1997
  • Honorable Mention – PLDT National Student Art Painting Competition (Ayala Museum Makati) – 1997
  • Honorable Mention – Shell National Student Art Painting Competition (Robinson Galleria Ortigas) – 1997
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Painting (UE-CFA) – 1997
  • Finalist – “Piso Para Sa Pasig” Mural Painting Competition (Malacañang Garden Manila) – 1997
  • Honorable Mention – Metrobank National Painting Competition (Makati) – 1998
  • Phillip Morris Art Award (Glorietta) – 1998
  • Honorable Mention – Representational Category (GSIS) – 2015
  • Consolation Prize – Baclaran Church -2016
  • Grand Prize – “Superbrand Art Competition” – 2016
  • Finalist – GSIS Art Competition – 2018
  • 5th Charity Exhibit – “In the Name of Love” – Wanchai Hongkong – 2019
  • Semi-Finalist – Philippine Art Award – 2020
  • Brave New World Virtual Exhibit – 2020


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