I would like to start by thanking you for jumping on this page. It’s nice to know that there are people who are interested to meet the person behind the illustrations and/or paintings that I hope have affected you in one way or another.
I am a self-taught artist living in Manila, Philippines. I mainly work with watercolours while I explore other mediums on the side, always in search of my own truth.
I have to admit, I dont think I have found my style yet which I am not overly concerned about as I believe that it will just naturally develop through time and persistence. I’m just here to satisy an urge to create something with my own hands and painting does it for me.
I love brushing layer upon layer of paint to depict what I see and feel in my own way. I enjoy letting paint mix organically onto canvas as I try to capture a mood with light and shadow. I am consumed by this as I am with colour. My hope is: to be able to dance between the line of reality and fantasy as well as bring something from basic to extraordinary.
Though my subjects may vary, I am most inspired by the beauty of nature, of living life, of going on adventures and of being present at that. Of the simple pleasures, too! An age-old wisdom taught by my first furry family member, my dog, Irish. Now that I think about it, to be an artist and a dog mom is so perfectly paired, it’s no wonder I have an incredible appreciation for life.
As an artist, I look around me always with a sense of wonder, studying how to re-create what I see. As a dog mom (to four furry dogs currently), I learn from their example on how to live a good, simple life: a walk and/or occasional run in the garden, a joy ride with windows down and heads out, a feel-good rub on the belly, a nice game of tug and fetch… They constantly remind me that it is in enjoying the little things with one’s pack that make for a happy life.
If you want to get to know me better, please hop on to my How I Started page where I talk in detail about my beginnings, and/or my blog where I share snippets of my musings and learnings, with an emphasis on living an enjoyable life that is filled with passion. Let us all find beauty in the everyday and surround ourselves with it.
Thanks for reading!