Since my first solo art show in Manila,Philippines in 2000, I have been intrigued and delighted how my paintings of people and wildlife bring people together. These paintings have inspired others to learn to paint, cementing my role as an arts educator with painting in watercolours, acrylics and drawing being the focus of my teachings.
Since graduating in Graphic Design from Cariboo University in Canada, I’ve enjoyed commercial success such as painting 37 cover designs for Whistler’s Pique Newsmagazine but practicing and teaching fine art is where my heart lies.
In 2018, I started my own private art school, “Art Circle Hood River” which is now located in my classroom at Hood River New School where I also head up the art department for a second year. Programs I designed such as: “Brave Art for Youth”, “Skateboard Art” and “Designing your Own Comic Strip” are all meant to inspire youth to give drawing and painting a try or to take their skills to the next level and in Brave Art, to learn how to turn two minutes of contemplation and meditation into a valuable lesson in self discovery and exploration.
I offer semi-private instruction for small groups of students (max 5) for two hour sessions/ $75 on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. My teachings are focused on improving drawing and acrylic painting skills with a special focus on composition, colour mixing and portraiture.
I don’t have any workshops planned at this time but please subscribe if you would like to be kept in the loop of Art Circle offerings. Thanks so much!