Gala Tomasso was born in Edinburgh and brought up in the new town of Livingston, West Lothian. Gala followed her family and moved to the west of Ireland in 2000 currently settled in Connemara with strong roots in Clare and Galway county.
Her interest and creative development stemmed from encouragement given by her artistic parents from a very young age. This creativity also evolved as a coping mechanism and the need to escape the chaos of a dysfunctional childhood. Gala immersed herself in art-making, drawing, sewing, and modelling.
On completion of an arts degree at the University of Worcester, a Baccalaureate in Fine Art at The Burren College of Art and a Masters in Professional Design Practice from Dublin, she settled in the West and has continued her creative practice. Gala has worked both in the commercial and fine art domain, producing many commissioned and collaborative projects. Her work can be found in private collections, adorning high end retail design products and in high profile event visual communication output, as well as books, retail promotional products and educational courseware.
Gala’s practice has expanded to include many mediums mixing traditional methods like embroidery and paper with digital drawing and lino cut print.
Her most recent commercial contracts include Coffee Works and Press, Ard Bia, The Nest, Mocha Beans, Baboro and the 2020 offices.
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