Felipe Calara Sta. Cruz Jr. also known as Jun Sta. Cruz was born on June 20, 1966 in Hagonoy, Bulacan. He took up Architecture at the Bulacan College of Arts and Trade, now known as Bulacan State University. He is a part of Hagonoy Art Group (HAG) under Maestro Cinon Rivera (1988), and Lakan Sining Bulacan (1989) under maestro Jose Joya. Jun is an artist specializing in Realism, who uses various mediums such as watercolor, pastel, acrylic, charcoal and pen, but his pieces mainly use oil paint. The subjects of his paintings are figures of people and still life in nature.