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drybrush Philippine Art Gallery - Nelson  Basa  Painter Sculptor

Nelson Basa

7 Artworks


Born and raised in a vibrant town called Paete, Laguna. Nelson has been exposed to various forms and philosophies of art. Despite being one of the smallest towns in Laguna, Paete has become a breeding ground for extraordinary artists. This is caused by the closeness of the town, which creates a competitive environment which demands development from each artist that can make them differentiate themselves from others. Known as the wood carving capital of the Philippines, the quality of the artworks produced here are exceptional.

At a young age, Nelson  worked as an apprentice to Angelito "Angelo" Baldemor. As a result, he was able to establish a desire to pursue the arts. He knew that he wanted to start creating a mark in the local art industry. He started to incorporate this vision by developing his skills through reading books. and constant practice. Which led to the development of his ability to create beautiful contemporary impressionism acrylic paintings where one could see the grace of nature. Nelson also specializes in watercolor painting portraits with an aim to exhibit their thoughts by way of the strokes of every brush. The arts have provided livelihood for him; he worked as a professional Chef in a prestigious hotel where he manifests his skills by sculpting and designing different mediums.

Nelson's art statement:
I always admire the fascinating beauty and color of divine nature. Trees standing still, crowned with branches of green leaves at summertime that turn golden when it falls. The chirping sound of birds resting on its branches after flying the early morning skies. The calmness of the horizon where the bright green and yellow bushes lay. Starry skies glittering at night, as the magical moonlight torches and inspires my heart for love of art.