Ramel Villas, Born in 1982, after winning one of the major prizes in the 2009 Art Association of the Philippines Annual Painting Competition, he let go of his 4-year career in the Japanese Animation Industry to commit full time to his first passion, which is painting. Ramel is already fascinated by how this magnificent art creates a different world that is so tangible to our senses. Slowly, time seasoned his knowledge about the craft, and he spent his teens trying and erring on different painting techniques, mostly in reference to the Lunas and Hidalgos from the National Museum. From the start of his painting career, he managed to survive the sharp judgments of critics and consistently bring out relevant and meaningful works throughout the years. Despite his lack of formal education in fine arts, he became a certified art teacher in Singapore way back in 2012. Today, as a mid-career artist on his path to becoming a young master, the burning passion for his craft is renewed as he learns in Leonardo da Vinci’s writings that the path to a creative quest is open to anyone who is bold enough to add at least a brick to humanity’s endeavor through art, regardless of birthright and social status.