#Metroseen featured artist: Kyle Fortu

Jan 9, 2022 0 comments










Full Name: Chery Faye F. Legaspi

Artist Name: Kyle Fortu – Legaspi (preferred)

Age: 35

Pronouns: She/Her


๐“๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ?


I represented my school in several art contests when I was younger, but left the practice when I went to pre-med school (UST College of Nursing). It was when I realized how much I love being an artist and decided not to pursue Medicine.


In 2016, I started watercolor painting. I had several projects as a watercolorist including being a contributing illustrator for Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine. In 2019, I was elected to be a member of the Board of Trustees for the Philippine Guild of Watercolorists.

 

In 2020, I was given an award by the BGC Arts Center for my watercolor piece in the You Art Not Alone Quarantine Art Competition. In 2021, I won second place in the PGW Hues of Hope National Watercolor Contest and made it to the finals of the 2021 International Masters of Watercolour Alliance (Youth) Contest. Most recently, I was granted a Merit Award for being in the top 200 watercolorists who made it to the International Watercolour Masters 2022.


๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฐ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ญ?


I regularly use my two nieces as models for my paintings. They have lovely eyes and amazing features. Also, I love drawing inspiration from the textures and colors of different fabrics and textiles


๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž?


I paint loose watercolor portraits. The subjects seem to emerge from the background through lost and found edges.


๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ญ?


You can find more of my art at @kyle_theartist on Instagram and KyleFLegaspi on Facebook. 



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