"Dear Mother" Exhibit
My four portraits (series called "Four Generations") and poem in binder on display at the AAWAA "Dear Mother" exhibit, San Pablo Art Gallery, Mar.10 - Apr. 15, 2018
"Dolores," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.
Portrait of my grandmother
"Helen," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.
Portrait of my mother
"Romina," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.
Portrait of myself
"Tara," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.
Portrait of my daughter
"Wrinkles and All: 58 is Great!"
Self-portrait, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.
"Florence of Uganda," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.
Portrait of a Ugandan woman
"Niki and Dad," watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 in.
Portrait of my husband and our dog Niki
I was born in the Philippines. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 28 years ago, when I was 30. I was always a writer, but last year, I started painting. It has taken me this long to discover myself as an artist. And now there's no stopping me.
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of the Philippines, 1982
Technical Writing & Editing Course, University of California Berkeley Extension, 1991
Certificate in Managing the Development of Technical Information, University of California Santa Cruz Extension, 2001
Graduate Courses, Master in Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2010
Fellow, John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists, Stanford University, 1991
Fellow, Reuter Foundation, Stanford University, 1991
Finalist, Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Philippines, 1990
Fellow, Creative Writing Center, University of the Philippines, 1982
Second Place Winner, Gawad Galian sa Tula ’81 (National Poetry Guild), Philippines, 1981
"Dear Mother," sponsored by the AAWAA and the California Arts Council, San Pablo Art Gallery, March 10, 2018 - April 15, 2018
San Jose, CA