Jaeden Nicklas T. Bucton, 9 years old
When did you start painting: At 5 years old
Why do you love arts: It is my way of expressing my imagination and creativity. Painting/drawing is one of the activities to make me busy during this pandemic. We can’t go out, so we explore other indoor activities.
Althea Nicole Narciso, 13 years old
When did you start painting: At. 4 years old
Why do you love arts: I like to paint touristic spots like beaches because it keeps me busy, especially during this time
Jared Lorelle Jadraque
When did you start painting: At 2 years old
Why do you love art: According to his mother Jhea, painting has become his hobby ever since he found fascination drawing everything he saw on TV. He also tries to use his works to help affected OFWs through bartering the paintings in exchange for basic needs, which he donates to charity. He is aware on what is happening around and with his works, he knows that it will be a great help for others.
Raiyah Amber Lacanilao Mediodia, 10 years old
When did you start painting: At 4 years old
Why do you love art: According to her mother Alvie, she has become fond of paintings and colors ever since, wanting to spend every free time she has to enhance her skills. She also tries to help in today’s situation through a selling initiative wherein she plans to sell her paintings and use all the proceeds to provide relief assistance to distressed Filipinos in the UAE.
Josh Andrei B. Zapanta, 15 years old
When did you start painting: Since he was in the 4th grade
Why do you love art: According to his father Bernie Zapanta, it calms him down especially in situations such as this pandemic. Josh, he said, is aware of the current crisis so he tries to focus on arts instead.
Pearl Izzhi Naluz, 16 years old and Sean Althea Naluz, 10 years old
When did you start painting: As young as 9 and 3 years old
Why do you love art: According to their father Sean, the kids began painting when their cat went missing early this year, and they wanted to express their agony of losing their fur baby. Since then, they have been drawn to arts and craft.