Daryl Hechanova Dalipe incorporates contemporary Surrealism and Conceptual Portrait-Impressionism in his work, capturing personal struggle and growth. His current artistic focus is on the frontline healthcare workers laboring day and night, seven days a week, to protect the public from the COVID-19 pandemic. With his unique style and fresh creativity […]


Dr. Janet A. Beltran, a true-blue denizen of historic Jaro District in Iloilo City, is a practicing Internist-Adult Neurologist. “I have no formal education in painting, but I do appreciate and collect sculptures and abstract works with vivid and happy colors,” she says. “My brother influenced me to draw using […]

Jorell S. Demapindan is based in Barangay Sta. Rosa, Guimbal Town, in southern Iloilo Province. He is a graduate of B.S. in Architectural Drafting at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology, now the Iloilo Science and Technology University. He has also secured a B.S. in Architecture degree from […]

Kirk Hammet Alegrado Ande is a 19-year-old native of Alimodian Town in southern Iloilo Province. As a former visual arts student at Alimodian National Comprehensive High School, he credits his teacher, Neil Anthony Alonday, for helping hone his talent. “I’ve been interested in art since I was a kid,” Ande […]

Aina Shane Martinez is a young illustrator and muralist based in Roxas City in Capiz Province. “I operate on the belief that I was created to create,” she says. “It is not about the different groups that one is part of. It is about the community – its goals and […]

L. Marius “Maru” Alayon is a 29-year-old registered nurse also working as a professional high-school teacher of animation from Sigma Town in Capiz Province. A product of Filamer Christian University in Roxas City, Alayon considers himself a self-taught artist, focusing on character design and illustration. He is also into murals, […]

“I’m nothing without a canvas,” says Man-Man Cayona, a self-taught artist who considers himself “a man of pure words and knowledge, who speaks out his feelings through arts and music… an artist of great sensitivity”. Cayona, who has links to the town of Tigbauan in southern Iloilo Province, remembers doing […]

Dr. Anna-Marie S. Velasco is an Infectious Disease Specialist based in Iloilo. A self-taught artist, she started drawing at the age of five years and has since joined various art clubs and contests since. Velasco went on hiatus from the arts when she pursued her studies in medicine and further […]

Dr. Amee Lourdes Ravena-Ponje finished her degree as Doctor of Medicine at West Visayas State University, and her residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital in Iloilo City. She completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila. Apart […]

Dr. Lucille Detoyato is a hand surgeon who regularly calls at the Don Jose S. Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital in Barotac Nuevo Town along the central-eastern coast of Iloilo Province. She’s a product of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas and the West Visayas State University College […]


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