Ronnie Pascual: Filipino Painter & Art Instructor Based in Muscat, Oman

To be of great service to people, in assisting them to enhance their creativity and satisfy their appreciation for arts and promoting it as an expression of oneself, hobby, a source of income and a way of living. ~Ronnie Pascual

Ronnie Pascual exemplifies an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who strives to improve his status in life. He was born in Tarlac City and there, he finished AB in Social Sciences and proceeded to Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Advertising at the Tarlac State University. Like many of our “kababayans” (countrymen) looking for better opportunities, Ronnie left the country in 2006.

Through an agency, he was able to go to Jubail, Saudi Arabia as a contracts assistant and moved to Qurum, Oman to work as an artist production officer. Then, he accepted an ideal opportunity to be an art instructor in Muscat, Oman. Ronnie is a passionate educator who rolls up his sleeves to facilitate art classes for children, youth and adults. He stores seasonal display conceptual design & installation, does layout design for advertising and lastly, visits schools for art demo exhibit of related art materials, supplies and resources.

Ronnie is an experienced art teacher, happy to teach with a flair for creativity, team work, independence, resilience, with a background of student centered learning. To supplement his income, he dabbles in freelance work and accepts private artwork orders in sketching, drawings and paintings. He also does art and interior design consultation on the side as well. The artist enjoys his time by deepening his understanding of socially committed art by staying active in the Muscat art scene. He is currently working on artworks for a future solo art show.

His happily engaged in some of Muscat’s art related activities:

  • (April 2015) Muscat local artists have shown just how big their arts are with their generous donations to the Sultan’s School Art Auction 2015,” which raised money for Dar Al Hannan, a home for children with cancer and their families. Out of the artist who contributed is Ronnie Pascual who sold two of his artworks (The Date Series and A Child’s Love & Memory of Her Mother) out of the support of the cause.
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    Filipino Artist Ronnie Pascual at the IDF expo with Paragon Arts team.

    (February 2015) He partakes in one of Paragon Arts IDF Expo with the Paragon Arts team. Paragon Arts is a SCR initiative by highly diverse blend of talented artists, specialized tradesmen, businesses and artisans to aim and focus to encourage and promote a wide variety of arts in Oman.

  • (November 2014) He was a mentor and witnessed the growing number of young creative talents in Oman which was sponsored by Y Magazine’s historic art project, Portrait By A Nation, celebrating Oman’s 44th National Day. 
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    Ronnie Pascual participated at “The 22nd Annual Arts Exhibition 2014” with the “Omani Society of Fine Arts.”

    (November 2014) Two of his oil on canvas paintings was showcased in the The 22nd Annual Arts Exhibition 2014,” a sidelight of the whole-day affair. They were presented to the Omani Society of Fine Arts.” Many of the works are Oman inspired pieces showcasing the different painting, printing and sculpture techniques of some of Oman’s most influential artists to date artist paving the way for future generations of Omani artists to explore, build, install and create a lasting artistic legacy in the Sultanate.

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    Arabic Floral Design – ART of C – City Centre 2014 (19th to 27th of Oct)

    (October 2014) He also took part as one of the 35 selected artists who participated and shared each other’s creativity with the initiative of City Centre Muscat & Qurum in cooperation with the Omani Society for Fine Arts. In celebration of the 44th National Day of Oman,” 44 ‘C’ sculptures was placed in key areas in City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum, and used as blank canvases for invited artists to transform into wondrous masterpieces.

  • (December 2013) Filipino expats living in Oman responded to the Typhoon Yolanda calamities that ravaged the Visayan islands leaving thousands homeless and helpless. Ronnie donated 3 paintings during an organized exhibit for Typhoon Yolanda victims. Besides a painter and art instructor, he is also a writer and a poet by heart. Here is the poem he wrote his sentiments about Rebuild Visayas called Sama-Sama.
  • (September 2013) His artworks was exhibited at the BT Gallery in SABCO Commercial Center, Qurum.

***A Selection of  Ronnie Pascual’s Art Masterpieces***

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Preview: Beginnings 2014-2015

ART COLLECTION SERIES – RCPascual Arts & Design

Portraits: Sketches, Drawings & Paintings 

Learning Never Ends!

Arts for the Philippine Islands – Rebuild The Visayas – Muscat, Oman Auction

Marc John Israel: The Crayon Filipino Artist

Marc John F. Israel (blueprince312) was born in Tubigon, Bohol. His interest in art was evident at the age of 12. During his high school years, his best buddy who happened to be an artist convinced him to sign up for Drafting/Civil Technology course. Their teacher recognized his creative skills and saw great potential in him in which made him driven to excel in his craft. All projects, homework’s, and “plates” as they called it in drafting class was an outpour of effort and determination. Regrettably, unable to finance education due to financial reasons, art was set aside to make ends meet. However, this was short live and at 2012, he quit his day job to return to what he loves the most – drawing.

“My first dream was to be an author of a comics or manga so I started searching tutorials until I came across realism. Inspired by it, I began learning pencil shading, and from that, I started creating beautiful portraits; which then, evolved into colorful drawings and paintings. Pretty soon, everything was bursting with life! Poverty has its sunny side indeed. Because the only medium I had and could afford was a box of Crayola, I had to make dew of the only thing I had and it was worth it because contrary to my previous beliefs that this will not really amount to anything; I was actually able to make very good masterpieces out of crayons. This made me value crayons even more.”

As an aspiring self-taught Filipino artist known for using Crayola crayon as medium, he honed his skill further by joining Deviantart and community groups in Facebook.  He also touched basis with artist heroes such as Don Marco,” the world’s master crayon artist in which he gave him valued tips on developing a technique to create fine art using Crayola crayons.  He also took inspiration from the likes of Artgerm, Joongwon Jeong, Dirk, Heather Rooney, Diego Fazio, Corrine and other great artist he can find on DeviantArt and Facebook.

A desire to create a masterpiece starts from the imagination and then, the artist takes little steps that move the creation in the right direction. The artist does not wait for the right time or the perfect atmosphere to draw. Seizing the moment is the simple beauty and concept of Crayola art. Children do it all the time. It’s a simple technique towards expanding an artist creative energy by taking advantage of this fun and economical art medium. The key to fine art of Crayola art is developing their technical skills through a working knowledge of how to use crayons according to another master Crayola artist, Jeffrey Robert.”

At present, his works lean more towards realism and currently altering cards of Magic the Gathering and is an active administrator of an Facebook art group—“Art Freedom.” He is also an active member in “GuhitPinas and an admin in their subgroup “Guhit Pinas Bohol” and specialty group “GP Pastels and Crayon Artists.”

“Despite all the artworks and projects that have made me feel proud about myself, I believe that there is still so much to learn in this field.” ~ Marc John Israel

Watch how Marc demonstrates his unique techniques for drawing with just a box of Crayola crayons!

***A selection of crayon art masterpieces by Marc John F. Israel ***

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To contact the artist for freelance work or have some inquiry about his artworks, feel free to click the links below:

Images and video used with permission.

Aura Magazine: Kenjay Reyes impressively creates detailed Doodles with his pen

AURA Magazine 4th Issue is out!

My 4th contribution – Kenjay Reyes impressively creates detailed Doodles with his pen. Thank you Dee Sanchez.

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Image Source: Dayna Sanchez

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Kenjay Reyes is a 17 year old architectural student who loves to dabble in illustration, specifically in doodle art design. He has done several commissions for various companies and has showcased at art exhibits held in different parts of the world such as Indonesia, UK, Philippines and Malaysia. He is an active member of the biggest doodling community in the Philippines-DAE (Doodle Art Enthusiast).

Due to his fondness in doodling, he has been featured on Artfido.com which gave him a huge break to pursue the arts further. He is also into murals, collaboration works, water colour painting, portraiture and editorial cartooning. Moreover, his interest in digital arts has become a way for him to enhance his ability and furtherly challenge himself to make complex animation designs.

Fortunately, he has been chosen as a contributing artist for Paradox: The Art of Editorial Cartooning, Doodle Arts Magazine and as a cartoonist for several Campus Newspapers in his hometown. Kenjay was a remarkable achiever in high school and he was appointed the Salutatorian of his batch who received hundreds of art-related and academic awards. At this young age, Kenjay wishes to inspire everyone around the world and at this point in his life he is still curious about how he can reach the world with a blot of ink on a blank paper.

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For collaborations, inquiries and commissions, send a PM via Facebook, or email him at: kenjayreyes@yahoo.com

Please note “Emerald Look” – is a reproduction of @ionabrinch