Solace in the Woods (2013)
The fragrance of the yellow flowers still lingered in my senses as I go on my way to the direction of the rays of sunlight in the horizon. Sunlight filtered through every gap in the vibrant trees, illuminating the reflection of faraway trees. I could almost hear the birds whistling in the wind - hear them with me.
This experience has surely healed my soul. Through the interplay of lines, structure, texture and color, the trees are almost reaching the heavens,. The vibrant colors, the mysterious feeling in the atmosphere and the forceful rays of sunlight as the lovers move closer into the deep forest, rays of energy and hope envelop me.
My hope for you, in this journey with me has filled you with a lot of solace, peace and triumph as it gave me.
As a painter, I am inspired by the diverse cultures and people on our planet. I also like to capture the beauty in the mundane objects and places. By exploring my personal and spiritual connection with nature through my interpretation of God's creation, I strive to create images that transport the viewers to a different state of mind. I want them to experience something new that they have not noticed in the past.
Utilizing both my illustrative instinct that I acquired through years of experience in Graphic Design and my modern stylistic technique, I am able to explore the art of painting to achieve a sense of self-fulfillment. My style and my love of color give me a sense of freedom and joy in creating, which, in turn achieve a sense of motion and emotion in my work.
Armed with the design elements of line, shape, color, contrast. value, balance and texture, I particularly like to experiment with different materials like fine sand, burlap, sinamay fabric (woven in the Philippines), rice grains and paper to accomplish a richness in texture or to evoke depth. My repertoire of tools include, but not limited to brush, palette knife, toothbrush, sponge, opaque and thinning mediums, wet on wet and glazing. Different mediums allow me to express different ideas in a unique and personal way. Each and every single piece contains a fragment of myself, created in an effort to unearth myself or sometimes even heal myself.
I strive to make my paintings speak out their innermost depth, conveying the message of healing energy and hope.