Home to pristine scenery of nature and diverse ecotourism zones, the Philippines prides itself on the beauty of its 7,641 islands. Although tourists and locals alike remember the country for its picturesque view, Renalli remembers it for the emotions it made her feel. From witnessing the vibrant sunset in the city or the countryside to diving into the clear blue waters and enjoying the soft white sands, the artist looked beyond what her eyes could see and delved into what her heart could feel. These personal recollections led Renalli to create Las Islas de Filipinas, a collection of abstract expressionism paintings inspired by the aura evoked by witnessing the natural beauty of the Philippine Islands.
The artist – Renalli – pursued her passion for arts & design at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde under the Multimedia Arts program. After college, employment, and running her own Creative & Marketing agency, Renalli had a strong enthusiasm for translating her ideas into visual art — and that was the start of her painting career. At present, Renalli is an abstract artist & entrepreneur, using painting as an outlet to achieve work and life balance. Through art, she is able to express not only her travel experiences but her musings and life learnings as well.
Renalli’s Las Islas de Filipinas is her 2nd Solo Art Exhibit, featuring some of her works titled Opportunities, a 4×4 ft Acrylic on Canvas inspired by the rock formations in Palawan, where the artist recalled taking time off from the city, and using it as an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from the past years. In addition, her painting Time, a 2×2 ft Acrylic painting is also put into the spotlight, highlighting the vibrant sunset as seen from Manila Bay. According to Renalli, this painting was inspired by feeling the fleeting time in the city and how one should pause to take in every moment, no matter how busy their life in the metro may get. Moreover – her favorite piece – Sweet Escape, is a 2×2 ft in Diameter Acrylic painting on a round canvas that features the province of Siquijor. In this piece, the artist recalls being astounded by how clear the waters were in Siquijor – even in the port area– which is something that she had never witnessed before.
Come and support Renalli’s 2nd Solo Exhibit, and share the admiration for the beauty of the Philippines, at Imahica Art Gallery, 2nd floor of Lee Gardens, Shaw Blvd., Old Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. The exhibit will run from October 21 to November 6, open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily.