Taking lessons from accomplished artists is a constant temptation for me. For now, however, I have decided to tap into my own inner resource and see where and how far it will take me.
My heroes in this field are the pioneers of impressionism because they breached the wall of traditional painting. I also deeply admire Vincent Van Gogh for his transcendent ability to lay bare his emotions on canvas through the use of pure, bold colors. One work in particular entitled Crows Over The Wheat Field, considered by many to be his final piece, exemplifies this ability.
What do I aim for as an artist? If there is a single piece of art here that transfixes you, causes you to feel, even for a fleeting moment, that the everyday world has been suspended; sends you into that state of just being, I shall have achieved my objective through you, and your time will have been well spent at this site.
In 2008, the artist retired from private employment and moved back to the Philippines where he has settled down, for now, in the quaint, little city of San Pablo, Laguna (a 2-hour drive away south of metropolitan Manila). He resides in a 2-level house where, from its roof-deck, the eastern horizon presents a priceless view of the majestic twin mountains of San Cristobal and Banahaw.
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