All my life, I’ve been a fan of art. It inspires me to be more creative in my own little way. The strokes, the lively aura, the smooth lines and sketches and the splash of colors in every canvas makes me think of so many things – ideas, passion, expressions and love.
And for this I got inspired to draw and to paint. I would’ve been an artist myself if not for my parent’s objection (much to my dismay). But I’m still doing art, and I’m using pastels and watercolor as my medium of choice while the boyfie is using oil paint. We’ve been in different malls and exhibitions where we can take a sneak peek on the offerings from known and promising artists who can deliver such beauty in every painting that they finished.
I was invited to be part of the media group to experience art at its finest at the Caballete Artist’s Gallery. Situated in Kamias, Quezon City, the location itself seems to be unlikely for an art gallery. But as I stepped inside the premises, it holds an intimate collection from known artists as well as the promising ones that offers a lot to everyone.
Caballete is a spanish term for easel. As the name suggests, it is to hold the artist’s canvas where they create and to hold their masterpieces in display to everyone.
The gallery itself is born out of his love for art. Mr. Ramon Araullo, the owner of the gallery, tells us that he was an aspiring artist himself, before decided that it is not meant for him. Instead, he collects paintings during the 80′s when he was still working in Makati as a stockholder and a branch manager of a certain company.
His collection expanded until he holds a lot of paintings on his collection, and most of them are from the national artists and now-recognized artists. He also has a collection of paintings from newbie artists that holds such promise to the industry. I’m amazed by such artistry and talent, i’m beyond amazed!
I was told that most of his paintings are for sale. While I was really that close to buy one, the ones that I really liked are really pricey, taken the fact that they came from the national artists itself (with authentication and all) and they are noted for its striking beauty.
Mr. Araullo is open to have his gallery open for exhibitions for newbie artists, for the venue itself offers a tranquil and comfortable space for art enthusiasts. They also offers workshops for aspiring artists who wants to explore their creative side of them.
The Caballete Artist’s Gallery is open for everyone. I’m planning to visit again soon, so tara let’s go!
*** While at the gallery, don’t forget to dine in at the Comida Chefs’s Gallery Cafe, located at the second floor! So don’t miss it!
Caballete Artist Gallery
111-A Kamias Road, Kamias, Brgy. Malaya 4, Quezon City. (across Shell Gasoline Station)
Opens Monday- Saturday at 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
Contact Nos.: (02) 945 25 73 | 0927 2600470
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caballete-Artists-Gallery/493132450816762?ref=br_tf