Jorge Fuedan Jr. is a Filipino visual artist from Novaliches, Quezon City. He was born in Bulusan, Sorsogon, where you can find the Iconic Mt. Bulusan and Bulusan Lake. Art is Jorge’s passion, may it be a painting, or any miniature, designs, decors, flower arrangements, photography, and much more. Art is a part of his childhood, and he comes from a family where art is a part of their everyday lives. He would create designs for his classmates' projects, decorations for numerous occasions, and even a sketch of Arko during Flores de Mayo. Jorge does not get shy about showing his talent because it's God's gift. Jorge is a seaman by profession.
He is also a Master's License Second Officer. He currently works on a Cargo Container Ship. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, it has been one of the biggest challenges faced by all of us. Worldwide, the local governments have implemented very restrictive measures that have had a massive disruptive impact on the planned crew change activities, the seafarer's mobility, and the basic access to any facilities the vessel port is calling. Meanwhile, one can observe that slowly, most of the local port authorities are changing their local quarantine measures. Depending on the port of call, shore leave can be granted again, which enables seafarers at sea to step on solid ground as they used to do prior to the pandemic period. Every single one of us has a different way of dealing with the pandemic, both mentally and physically. Jorge discovered painting to be a hidden talent of his and used it to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 during his sailing time.
They also needed to be quarantined prior to entering any ports around the world. So he began to use his pencils, brushes, and pastels again. For Jorge, time passes very quickly when he is creating his artworks. He realized that this hobby could be an additional source of income. Since then, every time he is on the ship, he has materials for creating his paintings. Jorge d'Sailor's paintings show maritime art with a maritime touch. He uses acrylic with a combination of Pastel on British Admiralty Paper Chart, a one-of-a-kind paper that is used by seafarers for navigating ships around the world. A kind of paper that will last for a long time and is becoming obsolete slowly in the maritime sector due to modern equipment for navigation. His creative artworks shows how a seafarer's hand touches our emotions, expressing uniquely maritime creations. Jorge's art goes world-wide as his paintings are purchased and brought by his fellow seafarers to their countries like Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and India.
Not to mention a series of paintings sold in the Philippines and commissioned portraits and paintings sold to fellow seafarers while onboard the ship. Jorge says that once he starts to touch his paint and brush, his creative mind pushes his hands for not-so-perfect but brilliant results. He was then featured in his company's "We are Seafront Magazine" (Doehle-Seafront) in Makati, Philippines, entitled "Paint-Demic, and internationally in HOMEPORT PD Magazine in Hamburg, Germany, featuring his painting as a cover page and his article entitled "Hidden talents—my other side revealed". His story and art catch everybody's heart.
Jorge Fuedan Jr. was featured in local and international (Hamburg, Germany) magazines. He was also featured in the Manila Times on September 28, 2022.