Artist: Chito Maravilla
acrylic on wood
36 x 30 inches
Bear Creek is just around the corner. It is where the mists turn into a lake and the waterfalls become a river.
They are mental maps romanticized by my own imagination gathered from facts and experience. An expression based on collective events which gave me awe and wonderment. It’s an admiration towards this new place I called home.
Ferdinand “Chito” Maravilla
Ferdinand “Chito” Maravilla has worked for 16 years as an art director at Campaigns & Grey Advertising in Manila. He worked on various print ads and TV commercials for local and multinational accounts.
Two of the TV spot animations he designed for Delmonte Juice drink and Department of Health won a Silver Award and received recognitions.
Chito and his family moved to Canada in May 2002. After a month, he landed a job as a graphic designer at Creative Advertising in Richmond. Later on, he joined two playground manufacturing companies where he enjoyed designing surround areas and sculpting play pieces. He was part of the team that designed the children’s playground at Guildford Mall, Brentwood Mall, Richmond Centre, other parts of Canada and in the US.
And in the recent years up to the present, The following are the artworks that gained awards and recognition:
2011 “City’s Fireworks Display” 1st Place Surrey Art Gallery 2011 Juried Exhibition
2013 “Dance the Night Away” 1st Place & People’s Choice Award. Arts Council of Surrey
2014 “Shadows of Green Timbers” 1st Place Arts Council of Surrey
2014 “Skytrain Fashion” Honourable Mention Surrey Art Gallery 2014 Juried Exhibition
His series of drawings have been displayed at the Vancouver International Airport since 2012 to highlight his talent as an emerging local artist.
Chito is currently working as a graphic designer with Smartfilms, and is an active participant of Dimasalang III Artist`s Group and other organizations in the community. He lives with his wife and 2 sons, who are all very supportive of his arts.