Manila-based artist Raks Molata was born in Bicol. She is an accomplished portraitist and caricaturist. Raks has been an artist for years; she continued her love for the art and joined countless art exhibitions up to the present. She is a keen observer and has high intellect in her art. Raks' artistic representation of the female figure developed following her journey. The prominence of Maria Clara images in her impressionist canvasses and the timeless beauty of her figures in a natural setting are characteristics of the folkloric era. Her works are also featured in several art books, magazines, and leading newspapers.