Portuguese American Artists Gallery

Lino Azevedo

Savannah, Georgia

Lino Azevedo was born to Portuguese immigrants near the city of San Francisco, California. Both of his parents grew up on Sao Jorge Island in the Azores.

Like most small children, Lino enjoyed creating from the soul with simple tools like pencil and crayon. Being a painter herself, his mother saw the potential and let him try his hand with her oils and brushes. These formative years set him up for a life-long career in the arts. Lino obtained a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and his master’s degree from Winthrop University.

He has taught art at the university level for the past 9 years and currently is a Foundations Professor at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

He is an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited internationally and published in multiple magazines. His most recent accomplishment has been acquiring his Portuguese citizenship.

website: www.azevedoart.com
instagram: @azevedofineart
                      Libyan - 2019
                      mixed media on board, 8” x 8”

Raphael Lobotomy, 2018
mixed Media on Board 14” x 11”

Rembradt, 2018
mixed media on board 14” x 11”

Lobotomy Shroud, 2018
mixed media on board, 20” x 16”

Lobotomy Series

In a culture largely structured to value profit over people, what ways do we personally contribute to the continuation of this model?

These paintings are an examination of how we dumb ourselves down with the overuse of technology and consumer mindsets

Lobotomy Circle - 2018
mixed media on canvas 12’ x 12”

Lobotomy Square - 2018
mixed media on canvas, 12” x 12”

Instagram,- 2019
mixed media on panel, 28” x 22”

        Facebook, - 2019
mixed media on board, 24” v 18”


Natural Blindness - 1999
oil on canvas, 40” x 30”

I draw and paint to start a conversation…

Sometimes the conversation is with others.
Other times it is with myself.

The process is never the same. Sometimes I have something to say before I start.
Other times it isn’t clear until the end.

Sometimes a concept comes to me in a dream.
Other times I’m in the shower.

Sometimes I’m influenced by history.
Other times it’s current events.

Sometimes I plan out every color in a piece.
Other times I use the closest paint tube.

Sometimes it’s funny. 
Other times it’s not.

But there is always a conversation…