Passionate About Art

As a young girl, I doodled on every empty spot on whatever paper I could get my hands on. While the sport of volleyball is my cup of tea, drawing and painting are, as they have always been, my passion.
As an elementary school student, I cherished every moment of art class, even if I found the demands of my art teachers too stifling.Art teachers always dictated both the subject and medium of every art project instead of giving free reign to our artistic talents.Fortunately, my love of art compelled me to pursue my talents outside the classroom, i.e. in the privacy of my room that I fondly called my "studio".
Art has been, and continues to be, the main outlet for my feelings. When I'm depressed,melancholy expressions overwhelm my paintings. Frustration or rage is highlighted by shades of red or bright orange.A distorted face done in the cubist style of Picasso shows up in drawings made in times of astronomic bliss, while a more impressionist style comes out when I am particularly pensive.
Sometimes, inspired by Sigmar Polke, a German painter of the popular art movement, I venture into provocative drawings too. Lichtenstein and Warhol have also served as inspirations as their paintings are sexy and unpretentious. When I draw, I sometimes add wit and satire, which I believe makes the drawing more interesting to analyze.
More importantly, I enjoy art because it generates powerful messages or sentiments. When Mona Lisa smiles, she captivates people of all races. I once saw this painting of Norman Rockwell which portrayed a racial conflict and still remember how bothered I was for one whole evening. Rodin's "The Kiss" makes me shudder with passion, while Van Gogh's "Starry Starry Night" gives me a sense of confusion and turmoil. Indeed, as we view works of the masters, we can't help but wonder what they were feeling at the time they were creating these gems.