An award winning artist of the Philippines known from his numerous honors in the field of art.
One of them is the 2010 Grand Prize award of Art Association of the Philippines -ECCA Art Competition, 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 contemporary subjects, affiliated with various art organizations in the Philippines that includes; 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 includes; 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 from 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 ones soul! It is undefined and has no boundaries, no wings and expresses a deep thought of understanding.
Here are some of his numerous awards to mention:
1998 Grand Prize in 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 and which he also places 3 Honorable Mentions, 2011 2nd placer in KUNST “Sino si General Malvar” Painting Competition, 3rd placer in the 2008 & 2005 AAP (Art Association of the Phils.) Annual Art Competition. 2002 Special Entry in the “Letras Y Figuras Painting Competition in Metropolitan Museum, 2007 Regional Winner & 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 Metropolitan Museum, 2006 Finalist – 100 years of Filipino Migration to Hawaii Mural Painting Competition, 2009 and 2006 Honorable Mention & 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 Mention The 2nd DLSU Health and Science & 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 & 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 & 2000 Semi- Finalist in the Annual Painters Award of Metrobank Art Competition, and also won Grand Prize in 1979 Alabang Elementary School Painting Competition.