I am a self-taught artist living in Southern California. I was born in Manila, Philippines. I graduated with Degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Interior Design at University of Santo Tomas. I have been painting for almost 12 years as a hobby, and then I started giving them as gifts for birthdays, weddings and different occasions. As a Designer, some of my artwork has been used as accessories for my client's houses, stores and offices. I like using joyful, whimsical colors. It adds fun and pleasure in my paintings. In fact, the most common comment I hear regarding my work is that my artwork just makes people smile. I have also been commissioned to do various paintings as gifts and to add to one's personal collections. I am a member of the United Folk Artists. My paintings in many ways record what is most important to me: my feelings and experiences with family and friends, places I have visited along with the emotional aspects of my life. My hope is that in these images you will find something familiar, something which will strike and remind you of what is important in your own life. I have made painting as my career over the past 8 years. I have employed various styles and techniques, my favorite which I have been known for are my use of acrylics, textured paints and oils. My Filipino heritage (being colonized by the Spaniards) is evident in my Hispanic/ Latin art themes, especially with the use of vibrant colors.
Working almost every day, it is a passion and a great way to express my emotion through texture, color, perspective and contrast. Painting is my life. It is a calling that is as strong and real as the beating of my heart. I have sold my art all over the world.<