Gallowgate Artist Studios

Established 1985

Ernesto Vaz

Bird of Paradise  Acrylic  16.5" x 19"
Blue VI   Oils  30" x 33"
Bluebells  Acrylic  24" x 24"
Dawn Icicle  Oils 36" x 48"
Inner Tulip  Acrylic 24" x 24"
Bird of Paradise  Acrylic  16.5" x 19"
Bird of Paradise Acrylic 16.5" x 19"

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Since setting up my own studio in 1998, I have been committed to drawing and painting full time. Exploring the potential of acrylics, watercolours and oils.

Although I initially studied graphic design and illustration, I have always loved drawing and painting.

The themes and preoccupation of my recent paintings have been colour and mark-making in the basic language of Colour Field.

My current fascination is with immediacy versus the subtlety of colour, and it’s ability to express emotions and evoke response.

Healing, with colour and mark-making for me has achieved balance, health and happiness.


Ernesto Floriano Vaz

Born 1952 in Nairobi, Kenya

Came to the United Kingdom (Scotland) in 1972

A refugee of Idi Amin’s Uganda regime.

Trained at Glasgow School of Art.

Achieving First Class Diploma and a Masters in Arts in Graphic Design, Illustration and Typography.

Worked as a Visualizer and as an Art Director in design studios and advertising agencies in London and Scotland.

Now working full-time from my studio in Glasgow.

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