“As long as I can remember I was always surrounded by art.
My Father left the Philippines for the United States when we were young . At the age of 14 I started taking painting lessons from my father. He taught me not only how to paint, but also how to teach I made a decision to try to make it as a professional artist. It was during a trip to Hawaii that I got my first break. I found a gallery to represent my work. That quickly led to other galleries on the outer islands. I was now selling paintings as fast as I could make them. My dream had come true.My career got a giant boost when I met Wyland. He and I hung in Livingston galleries together and that was the first time I had seen his work. He decided to open his own chain of galleries and I got in on the ground floor. My work was now hanging with renown artists such as Roy Tabora, James Coleman and John Pitre. For the next 15 years I toured the world giving art exhibitions, meeting wonderful people and painting the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.