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Besides oil, acrylic, watercolor, woodcarving, and wood sculpture, Baldemor also does ceramics and fine prints.
His career started as a painter when he translated the beauty of his hometown, Paete, Laguna, with pen and ink. His mural work "Paete I" won the grand prize at the Art Association of the Philippines Art Competition and Exhibition in 1972. The next year, his mural work "Paete II" won the same prize. His consecutive wins paved the way for him to become a representative of the Philippines at the XIV International Art Exhibition in Paris in 1973. The art critic Leonides Benesa hails him as "The Folk Artist".
Baldemor's works continue to be a pinnacle in the Filipino art scene today, and he has been called "The Master Innovator in the Art World." His signature is his color; even the bright-colored houses in Baguio City would immediately strike a chord when those familiar with his work saw them and called them "a la Baldemor."