ART FOR A CAUSE
Illustration by Dennis & JM Valenciano Roots & Wings are proud to showcase the artistry of the father-son tandem Dennis & JM Valenciano. In addition to our cover for our June 2021 Issue, these two talented Filipino artists provided a few of their famous artwork: PERSERVERANCE Dennis C. Valenciano - coffee on Arches Paper (12x3ft) - Artist Price: P75,000 NICOLE "Nicole" has been recently awarded one of the top 8 winners in a Coffee painting competition held in Tehran, Iran sponsored by IWS Globe. DREAMER JM Valenciano - 60x91 Acrylic on Canvas Artists’ Statements Dennis C. Valenciano Dennis is a multi-awarded artist from Victorias Negros Occidental, Philippines and is a third generation Valenciano artist. His father was the celebrated water colour painter Romeliz Sr. and grandfather Benjamin Sr., sculptor of world famous Church of the Angry Christ (St. Joseph the Worker Parish) of the same city. He won at the first international online coffee painting contest organised by the International Watercolor Society (IWS), London Café Gallery & IWS British Isles and at a recent Art Show Philippines themed: The Filipino: Self Portrait. His painting " Nicole " featured in this issue was judged one of the top 8 winners in the latest IWS Coffee painting competition held in Tehran, Iran sponsored by IWS Globe. John Mitchell “JM” Y. Valenciano JM is Dennis’ young artist son, 4th generation Valenciano artist. Like his artist lineage, JM thinks “art is where we express, communicate and tell certain truths about our lives.” His works depict the traditional and realistic, hinting at inspirations by Borlongan and Sedat Girgin. From a recent art exhibition Art in the Park, his preferred art mediums are acrylic, oil, pen, and ink.