Originally from Manila, Philippines, I studied communication design at Otis Parsons in Los Angeles and Parsons in Paris where I finished with a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration/Graphic Design in 1989. In 2017 I completed the Figurative course at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh where I currently live and work.
My current body of work consists of floral paintings in oil. Inspired by religious paintings from the Baroque period I aim to produce images that evoke a spiritual pathos that is simultaneously beautiful and tragic. Flowers are a perfect subject as they are in a constant process of decay from the moment they bloom and my paintings attempt to capture a glorious moment in that process.
I have exhibited in several group exhibitions in Edinburgh, in August 2022 I will have my first solo exhibition – Floramundi.
Centre for Open Learning, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
Various (Sept 2017 -March 2018)
Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
Figurative course with Alan McGowan (August 2016 – June 2017)
Parsons in Paris, Paris
(September 1987 – June 1989)
Graduated BFA Communication Design/Illustration
Otis Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles
(September 1985 – June 1987)
August 2022, Floramundi, Solo Exhibition, The Life Room, Edinburgh
August 2021, Florescence, The Life Room, Edinburgh
November 2018, With the Nak.Ed.Art Collective, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh
June 2019, With the Nak.Ed.Art Collective, Edinburgh Ski Rooms, Edinburgh
November 2017, Quartet, The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Longlist, The Scottish Portrait Awards 2022, ‘Mepstead’, Oil on canvas board.