Abstract artist Nestor Vinluan's work will accentuate the 450 rooms and suites of the newly-refurbished Heritage Hotel Manila. "Vinluan's famed style and newly-created series of enigmatic artworks on paper expressing vibrant and layered colors and interplaying with ethereal markings serve as the last pieces of the puzzle to complete the contemporary look, modern ambiance, light earthen hues and bright feel of the newly-refurbished rooms," said Eddie Yeo, GM of the Heritage Hotel who led the $4.5-M refurbishment program.

Yeo searched for the perfect paintings that will complement the new rooms' modern ambiance and light earthen hues. He went as far as Antipolo, known as the haven of artists, to look for the right artist. Luckily, he met Mr. Vinluan and got acquainted with his modern abstract paintings that evoke tranquillity and transcendental meditations of nature in the form of water, earth, life, spring, sunrise and sunset.

"The artistic freedom I was given enabled me to fluidly explore and express my reflections on nature and produce some of my best works without impediments," Vinluan enthused.

Vinluan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and earned his Master's Degree at Pratt Institute in New York on Fullbright Hays Scholarship. He is also a recipient of prestigious awards and distinctions including the Fernando Amorsolo Diamond Jubilee Professional Chair Award (1994) and the Gawad Chancellor para sa Pinakamahusay na Alagad ng Sining Award (2000 and 2001). He was an artist-in-residence at the Sculpture Square, Singapore in 2004.