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About Greg Palacio
Belizean, Garifuna Natural Life Artist
Ulmar "GREG" Palacio has a brush with purpose. Born in Belize, Central America, on November 17, 1962, and raised in Dangriga, Bze., he is the fourth of nine children to Rita and Clifford Palacio. "Greg P," as he was referred to from youth, always showed interest in art. At an early age, while attending Sacred Heart School, he was chosen to go from classroom to classroom to draw colorful Christmas themes on blackboards.
When Ulmar migrated to the United States and attended Loren Miller Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, his artistic ability was recognized by his 6th grade teacher and was nutured ever since.
Greg's paintings are visually vibrant. Working in various mediums, he incorporates the spirituality and rhythms of his indigenous Garifuna heritage, which is truly sensational.
In 1990, Palacio entered a North, Central, and South American art contest held in Hollywood, California. His painting depicting a ceremonial dance from his culture called "DÜGÜ" took first place. That tremendous acknowledgement ignited his career. Although this early success didn't have major curators or art collectors knocking at his door, the little money Greg received has been well invested. Presently, Ulmar does commission work when time permits. Since 1992, he has done several art shows throughout the U.S. and in Belize.
In addition, G.P. is a member of a local culture band, named "Libaya Baba." He is also active in the production of Belizean music. Greg has designed and painted album covers for musicians such as: Ugrou's "Wagiya Ya," Cross Culture's "Wata Hole," Pupa Curly's "Sweet Belizean Girl," legendary Mohobub Flores' "Roots & Culture," the remake by pioneer Bill Cayetano's "Reggae Nuwani," and a new Paranda album by newcomer Len Cayetano, just to mention a few.