The greatest hurdle for an artist is to find a style, a distinctive mark to define him as an individual. Alfred Dato takes advantage of being an artist to interact with fellow artists, to be with people with the same interests and passions as him, taking it as a chance to exchange ideas, insights, and thoughts.
He wants to be known as an artist through his art, not in the awards received but in a collage of his actual life work. Born in Tayug, Pangasinan, he entered the Tam-awan Village Artist Circle in 2005 through an invitation to join one of the exhibits. He loves all of his works, treating them as compositions coming from his own thoughts and interpretations. His favorite subjects come from ordinary things, events, and people, which he interprets on his own to make masterpieces. The natural beauty of his surroundings, people, and places becomes his inspiration to create art.