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 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 finalist in multiple art competitions such as Shell, Philip Morris and Metrobank.
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.”