Day Pajarillo

Calgary, Philippines

I started drawing at age 3 in the Philippines, got my degree in Fine Arts painting major and I worked as a fashion designer in Qatar. I came to Calgary in 2008 under a work permit. My art career has been put on hold for a decade to work and provide for my family back home. After acquiring my permanent status and collecting my daughter to join me here in Canada, I continued my passion in painting with people as my main subject. As a Filipino, I have painted numerous pieces about my culture and folk dances with colorful costumes and body movements.

Now, being a Canadian citizen, in a diverse cultural population, and to express my respect and
appreciation living in Mokhinstsis territory, I would like to show that everyone is a part of me and my art. I practice modern art in cubism and impressionism.