An award-winning artist of the Philippines known for his numerous honors in the field of art.
One of them is the 2010 Grand Prize award of the Art Association of the Philippines -ECCA Art Competition, for which he painted the artwork entitled "Budhi" featured in the book "Great Themes in Philippine Art" – Mother and Child by the late Manuel Duldulao.
He is known for his expressionism and contemporary subjects, affiliated with various art organizations in the Philippines, including FILVAG (Filipino Visual Artist Guild), Art Republic, Manila Artist Group, AAP (Art Association of the Philippines), Tuesday Group (Creative Group), Lakan Sining, Artintrad, Intramuros Artist Association, KASILAY (Kasama sa Sining at Kalayaan), and Knights of Rizal – Juan Luna Chapter.
He is the son and nephew of Filipino visual artists Fred Villanueva, Teofilo Villanueva, and Nestor Villanueva.
He embraces various art organizations in the field of art, which include: President of KASILAY- Kasama sa Sining at Kalayaan in 1999, MAS – Muntinlupa Arts Society 1999-2001 President, 2005-2003 FILVAG – Filipino Visual Artist Guild Auditor, Head Organizer/ Curator- MHC- Muntinlupa Historical Commission National Oil Painting Competition.
He also conducted various art workshops by formulating FORUM-Formulated Universal Media with various foundations, organizations, schools, and art galleries.
A 2016 awardee of BAKUSI- Bahay Kubo ng Sining Foundation Inc. "Natatanging Pintor na Tagataguyod ng Sining-Biswal ng Pilipinas" for his untiring passion in promoting the Science of Beauty of Philippine Art, in which he defines;
Art is the real beauty in one's soul! It is undefined, has no boundaries, has no wings, and expresses a deep sense of understanding.
Here are some of his numerous awards to mention:
1998 Grand Prize in the Ocean World Phils. Painting Competition 2003 Grand Prize "The 1st DLSU Hermano San Miguel Forbes Cordero National Oil Painting Competition, and which he also places 3rd; 2nd placer in the 2005 3rd DLSU Hermano San Miguel Forbes Cordero National Oil Painting Competition, in which he also places 3 Honorable Mentions, 2011 2nd placer in KUNST "Sino si General Malvar" Painting Competition, 3rd placer in the 2008 and 2005 AAP (Art Association of the Phils.) Annual Art Competition. 2002 Special Entry in the "Letras Y Figuras Painting Competition in the Metropolitan Museum, 2007 Regional Winner and 2008, 2006 Finalist Philippine Art Awards (Philip Morris Philippines), 2008 Juror’s Choice Philippine Drawing Society’s "First Figurative Painting Competition". 2011, 2009, 2007 & 2006 Finalist AAP-ECCA Painting Competition, 2013, 2011 Finalist "TANAW" Banko Central ng Pilipinas Art Competition in the Metropolitan Museum, 2006 Finalist – 100 years of Filipino Migration to Hawaii Mural Painting Competition, 2009 and 2006 Honorable Mention, and 2007 Finalist Swatch Gift Gate Photo Contest, 2016 Finalist "Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas - Art Competition" 2015 Finalist Luna Art Competition, 2005 Finalist Letras Y Figuras Art Competition. 2004 - 3 Entries 3 Honorable Mentions The 2nd DLSU Health and Science and Hermano San Miguel Forbes Cordero National Oil Painting Competition. 2008 Honorable Mention Faber Casell Painting Competition, 2007, 2004, and 2000 Honorable Mention in AAP (Art Association of the Phil’s.), 2009 Finalist in Philippine Drawing Society’s "2nd Figurative Painting Competition". 2013 and 2012 Honorable Mention AAP On-the- Spot Painting Competition, 2013 Honorable Mention Pagsanjan Painting Competition. 2005 Finalist On-the-Spot Painting Competition of NCCA (National Commission Culture for the Arts), 2007 and 2000 Semi-Finalist in the Annual Painters Award of Metrobank Art Competition, and also won the Grand Prize in the 1979 Alabang Elementary School Painting Competition.