Artist: Sen Lacson
Size: 18in x 24in
Medium: Watercolor on 300 gsm paper
Story behind the artwork:
The spirit of Bayanihan with our fishermen is most seen when they simultaneously pull the fishing nets to shore for the early morning catch of fish.
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About the Artist
He loves to draw when he was young but never pursued his first love. He didnt take up a career that involves drawing which he regretted to this day. Instead he became a licensed civil engineer. He now tells the young generation to do what they love doing because their future job wouldnt be considered work if they love doing it, They will still do it even if not being paid for it. Now being an artist today means doing what you love doing the most and being remunerated for a work that doesn’t feel like work at all.
He enrolled with Maestro Fernando Sena’s summer art workshops where he learned all the basics. Paints as a hobby and finds his niche in watercolor. He also loves to dabble with oils and acrylics. But the pressure of raising 4 kids made him to focus on his job and forget all about his passion until 29 years later. He now paints for 9 straight years and has found his first love all over again . He doesnt have any plans of giving up painting in the near future.
Now he is very much active with Filipino Portrait Artists Group of the Philippines Inc, Philippine Guild of Watercolorist,, Amber Group and International Watercolor Society of the Philippines and Portrait Artists Society of the Philippines.He has exhibited his works in several shows staged by these groups.
His greatest achievement in his art was when he recently won one of 5 top watercolorist in the Philippines in the 32nd Kulay sa Tubig Invitational Watercolor Competition of Genesis Gallery where more than a hundred artists participated. He also had won 3rd place in the 2nd Philippine Guild of Watercolorist Watercolor Convention held at the GSIS building in 2019 and has won Best in Landscape in an online exhibit also held by PGW.
Finally Sen credits his gift to God. He aptly puts it. “Our talents are gifts from God. I believe that I should use these God-given talents to glorify Him while blessing others, a goal that I must do in this lifetime. I would place hidden inspirational verses in my paintings whenever possible, so my audience could internalize what my art means to say. My art is my way of thanking God and being a blessing to others. To quote 2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gifts.”