Dr. Emmylou Jane Baylosis-Valencia, from Barotac Nuevo Town along the central-eastern coast of Iloilo Province, is a practicing Internist/Adult Neurologist. She is married, mother to a three-year-old son and a proud breastfeeding advocate. “I did not have formal lessons in art,” she says. “I just draw whenever intense emotions are […]

Lenny Areno is a 23-year-old fresh college graduate from President Roxas Town in Capiz Province. Although she took a Business Administration with a Major in Finance course at the Capiz State University campus in Bailan, Pontevedra, Areno’s heart is really in the arts. One of her major influences was her […]

Art and Architecture are two of Winston Magampo’s great passions in life. The 22-year-old self-taught visual artist from Molo District in Iloilo City is a graduate of B.S. in Architecture from the Iloilo Science and Technology University. Magampo remembers he started to develop his drawing and painting skills as a […]

To those who closely follow the Iloilo art scene, Larry Casinao does not need any introduction. In June 2019, he famously popped up on Philippine national media with his touching story of a struggling artist hawking his artworks at one of the public plazas in Iloilo City to raise money […]

John Ekoh O. Medina is a Grade10 Special Program in the Arts student from Oton Town, just outside Iloilo City. “This is my first time doing a realistic painting,” he says, citing his artist-father and his school specialization as the main impetus behind his drawing skills. “I made this artwork […]

William Fusin is a licensed Architect based in Miag-ao Town in southern Iloilo Province. “Since I am engaged in a profession bounded by rules, I take my breather through road trips with my motorbike, doing outdoor sketches, and on-site paintings,” he says. “These activities free me from the hustle and […]

Dr. Elaine Veñegas, M.D., is a medical graduate of West Visayas State University College of Medicine. She pursued Internal Medicine and took further sub-specialization in Rheumatology. Her medical practice is in Antique. “Genuinely painted moments and deep emotions create ripples of reflection,” she says of her art-making approach. “Choose your […]

Jodi Marie Abada Maculada, an 18-year-old lass from Arevalo District in Iloilo City, is a freshman college student at the Iloilo Science and Technology University main campus in Lapaz District. She has tried her hand in different genres of art competitions and enjoys drawing and sketching as a hobby. Maculada […]

Joar Songcuya is a seafarer and a self-taught artist. He started sailing the world as an 18-year-old apprentice after receiving a Norwegian Scholarship for Marine Engineering at the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University’s campus in Molo District, Iloilo City. Songcuya graduated from university with four scholarships – the Kristian […]

Leiff B. Antonino is an artist based in the province of Capiz, currently working as the Multimedia Officer of Ang Panublion (The Heritage) Museum in Roxas City. “I mainly work with photo-manipulation and digital media, but I have just rediscovered my passion for visual arts,” he says. “My works in […]


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