Welcome to Amsterdam, Netherlands; (known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades) Lucerne, Switzerland (the covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), in deep reds which captured my heart); Heidelburg, Germany (the red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle; the dominance of Renaissance architecture surrounded by forests of trees) and Paris, France (the famous Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe with an overflow of tourists everywhere). It is home to lovely canals, traditional brick homes (largely from the 16th & 17th centuries) and the oldest university in the country. Leiden’s most famous son is none other than Rembrandt himself, who was born there in 1606. Another interesting fact about this city is that it once housed some of the very first English settlers in America: the Pilgrims.
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.