Artist Portfolio Magazine – 2017 Q4 Art Competition
Juvy Panganiban – Georgetown, Canada
Canadian artist, Juvy Bajar Panganiban’s demonstration of creative art is centered mostly on celebrating women, emphasizing strength, intellect and beauty. It is also an exploration of femininity, herself and where she is in this period of time. Some artists like to make viewers think, but she prefers to convey messages through her art work making her audience feel rather than wonder.
Born in 1979 in a tiny island in the Philippines, where she spent most of her time swimming in the ocean. Growing up she was very passionate about sports, competitive dance and art. Her family migrated to Canada when she was 14 years old.
The memories she has of her childhood have formed colorful patterns in her vivid and creative imagination. The endless golden summer and beautiful sunsets in the Philippines remains fresh in mind even after years of enduring Canadian icy cold winters.
During her teenage years, she developed a strong obsession for fashion and design. Glamour is something so attractive which deeply connects with her personality in so many levels, but she never really thought of it as a career path.
In 2004 she was offered a scholarship to Niagara College and pursued a career in the legal field aspiring to be a lawyer. Shortly after receiving her Law Clerk Diploma and instead of furthering her legal education, she began working for a law office in Niagara Falls.
Her desire for adventure, exploration and remembrance of her island living led her to pursue photography. Earning her photography diploma in 2008. She has traveled to most part of Asia, South America and the Caribbean, capturing its beauty and wonder with a camera always by her side. She specially loves photographing nature as it gives her great sense of peace and tranquility. In 2017 she became an active member of Halton Hills Camera Club.
While her most recent self-discovery is her love and passion for painting. She has developed an attraction to black and white, linear forms, light, shapes and different blend of colors. She is particularly impressed with the overall quality and formation of images on canvas with the application of oil, acrylic paint and other mediums.
These days she is focused on her career as a law clerk working for a prestigious law firm. She enjoys cooking, dancing, photography among many of her hobbies, and more recently her love and passion for painting.