Oil on canvas
Rafael Maniago : Renowned Painter and Poet Rafael was born in the Philippines and has been drawing since childhood. He attended the University of the East in Manila, where he studied Fine Arts and Commercial Advertisement. For 20 years he operated his own gallery in the Philippines and in 1989 he decided to come to the United States. His passion for learning continued as he studied at the Pasadena Art Center. He has painted over 1000 portraits, of which many were of the Philippine leaders of Commerce, Industry and Politics. For years he has been conducting workshops throughout Southern California. He is a patient man with a keen eye for perfection and color. His elegant style can be seen in his works of art and the way his students capture his directions. There is a feeling of passion, and intense dedication in the vivid colors of his paintings.True to his style, he captures the inner life and physical likeness of the characters he portraits. True to his love of paintings, he continues to teach and paint outdoors day after day. He is a member of: Portrait Society of America,American Society of Portrait Artists, California Art Club,Laguna Plain Air Painter Association. More on Rafael Maniago
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