About the Artist
Being a painter was never an option for me when I was growing up. Coming from a developing country - the Philippines - art wasn't high on the list of professions that one would wish to pursue. And yet, here I am, years after a sales & marketing and science career, I have rediscovered where my heart really belongs.
I consider myself a creative barbarian. My path to professional painting was without formal art training. I have not walked on sacred halls of any fine art school and yet I sincerely believe that I was born with enough imaginative hemoglobin streaming through my cerebral arteries helping my hand spread paint onto canvas sometimes convulsively, certainly variably, always creatively.
I relish in making art that are not just for your eyes but for other senses and with sensibilities too. I make art that talk. I enjoy art that tickle your mind, some analytical, evocative, and most often splashed with flavorful colors. My choice of themes spans both ends - from the blissful to the brooding.
Initially, I was influenced by the paintings of the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh and Filipino modernist Vicente Manansala, until I stumbled upon the Marcel Antonio virtual school of art. Much encouraged at school, I travelled back to the Byzantine era (330 to 1453) to learn old master techniques and then time-warped back to contemporary art times to mix in my own art signature.
Although far from being a famous artist, my works have already silently found their way to collectors in Australia, Canada, Dubai, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, UK and the USA.
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