In case you didn't know, Magno (that handsome man, above) is my dad :). This is a photo of him, I took at his painting space at Essex Studios. He's one of the main reasons why I went into the Visual Communications field. His creative energy has definitely inspired our whole family. You can check out his official website at this link - www.magnostudios.com.
Here are some portraits he has done of our family. (L-R: Magno (my dad), mother, me and my sister).
I asked him several questions about himself, and here's what he answered. I'm loving his responses :) I have also showcased some of my favorite paintings of his, below. Be sure to check more out at his website. Thanks and Enjoy!
Describe yourself as an artist in 3 words.
Contemporary Realist Painter
What are you mostly inspired by?
I'm inspired by creative people who produce outstanding work. It can be in the field of music, literature, architecture, art, sciences, engineering and even in cooking....a great and creative dish can be an outstanding work of art. These delicious and wonderful things feed my heart and soul, not to mention my stomach as well.
Who's your favorite artist and/or idol?
My art professor in college Mr. Ibarra dela Rosa. He is a rebel with an artistic cause. He taught me how to see the beauty that can be found in nature.
Name 3 artists you’d like to be compared to.
I have been trying to produce art that is uniquely my own, so visually, I don't want to be compared to anyone. But as far as my personal respect towards an artist is concerned, I like Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso.
What wouldn’t you do without?
I have a wonderful family. My lovely wife, my awesome daughters, my grandchildren. I could not even think of not having them.