Monday, June 27, 2016

GISBERT - Windows of the Soul

"One can develop ones artistic expressions and personal creative styles by only opening one soul -- Windows of the Soul." ~Maryrose Gisbert

Sunday at Art Circle Cafe Y2 Residence Cafe Makati. This is near A Venue. With the Theme "Windows to the Soul." 

Art is not only a medium for us to express creativity but it can also be therapeutic. 
It is an activity that may bring up positive change in an individual.

I am instantly in love with the beautiful paintings of the artist my eyes got stuck on each painting i passby inside the gallery and if only i can take all home, how I wish. I love that the artist main masterpiece is the beauty of a woman, I got fascinated with how the eyes and lips are being painted

We were welcomed with 2 lovely girls with a colorful paint on their face and body and handed us postcards printed with Maryrose Gisbert's painting

It's exactly what i inhibit being painted on and i got to meet one of the Philippines secretly hiding gem of arts that is surely and needly be exposed to the Philippines already, it's as if "Where have you been all this years?" I know only artists and art lovers and painting collectors can agree more to what i am saying i just couldn't keep to myself how happy I am that when i get to have one of the rolled "Banig" I mused a little curious on whats inside of it and found a simple art of a flower painting and i almost cried, yes i know i sound corny and nonesense but I Loved It with a joyful heart

I had visited different galleries already and had appreciated their works and i know how it feels to have a simple remembrance from the artists itself. I had always envision myself being painted by one of the known and famous artists in our country, you know bucket list hehehe.....

I had observed her drawing still life, and people and animals with wide-eyed faces. From these, base form my observation Maryrose's favorite subjects evolves to wide-eyed females with attitudes... and it will become a famous signature style of her.

Her brightly colored canvasses are dominated by huge eyes..... eyes leaping out of their facial bounds..... eyes that tell what Maryrose's favorite sugjects are..... what they do, what they feel, what their moods are, what they desire. And these eyes do tend to pull the viewer to explore the range of emotions these women possess. 

When asked what are her inspiration for painting she said..... She draws inspiration from her family, friends and people she meets everyday..... 

Her humbleness and a happy aura with a smile is so contiguous that i felt so welcome on her first exhibit it's as if I'm part of the family that became one of her inspiration.....


About the Artist:

Maryrose Gisbert, is the 10th child from a family of 13 of Dr. Antonio and Angelica Gisbert. Maryrose is a devoted wife to Businessman Mr. Raul Domingo and a loving Mother with three grown-up kids. The artistic streak runs in the family -- her two daughters are into painting, beadwork and needle-craft, while her son is into AutoCAD engine designing.

At age 6, Maryrose started drawing, inspired by Disney cartoons. Fueled by a hyper active imagination, she would indulge in hours of drawing and doodling on a sketchbook made up of recycled sheets of paper, working on figures, adapted from movies like Fantasia and Beauty and the Beast. In high school, art classes would pose both a challenge and a source of satisfaction for Maryrose, as her desk would be piled high with requests from classmates for her to accomplish their projects.

Maryrose Gisbert's circle of family, friends and co-artists

The Art Circle Cafe where all of Gisberts paintings are displayed & being sold

"Childrens with special needs they are different..... but they are not less!"

Belonging to a brood of 13 kids, it was only in college at UST that she finally had a taste of real art education when she took up Fine Arts, majoring in advertising. Before graduation, her father gifted her with a painting workshop under a prestigious painter.

She did not pursue advertising as a career, working instead as an illustrator for a government agency, and alter on, as a free-lance artist doing design jobs ranging from books to corporate brochures.

Maryrose has always been fascinated by Picasso's work, and loves the colors and textures of Van Gogh. She describes her style as abstract impressionism, opting not to do realism - we see real things every day, so why not paint stuff we don't commonly see? 

Trivia about the Artist:
  • Maryrose taught art to Grade school kids at the International School of Manila in Makati/Taguig for 23 years. 
  • She also taught at the Roswell Museum in New Mexico for a summer Pen and Ink class. 
  • In spite of her hectic teaching schedule, she manages to give tutorials to young kids and special children, and 'weekend therapy' lessons to close friends. 
  • She also did monthly art outreach visits to a group of prisoners at the maximum security section of Bilibid prison, teaching and encouraging them to come up with inspired art pieces. 
  • Maryrose also gives art lessons to residents of a facility for the elderly. 
  • She has made it her mission to share what she knows... she never holds out when imparting what she has learned.
  • Maryrose is presently a member of the Malang Group of Artists also teaching at an arts studio in Boni Ave. Mandaluyong and art classes to doctors of Makati Medical Center.







"Compassion"  ~~~   "Love"


She even have a great artistic imagination for turning a water keeper into something beautiful

With Mr. Franklin Caña Valencia

With The Artist herself Mam Maryrose Gisbert

With Ms. Marian Bautista, and Natalie Tugade

Maryrose is a member of the Saturday Group of Artists, the Mandaluyong Artists League and the Arts Association of the Philippines (AAP). Her primary medium is acrylic on canvas, and water color, though she dabbles in other media such as pen and ink, and soft/oil pastels.

Dra. Doris Nambayan
Josephine Gisbert
Nestor S. Mangio
Dra. Carmencita Guerrero
Marilou Modesto
Lourdes Delgado
Elisa Tan
Chiqui Lizada
Dr. Merticio Perez
Joan Roxas
Katherine Garrido
Bangge Kohfahl
Mary Anne Gourly
Marikit Calderon
Bebele Resort
Rosanna Giron
Mitz Esguerra
Gina Giron-Urquiola
Dr. Allan Karaan
Angela Angeles
Nida Cranebourne
Becky Villegas
Cristina Malaysay Dela Rosa
Dra. Pit Montinola
Dra. Ramona Ozaetha
Nitz Susara
Ana Basa
Justin Zialcita
Angelique Bruselas
Paul Lucas
Ryan Dela Rosa

I am looking and wanting to meet Mam Maryrose Gisbert again on her 2nd exhibit and as early as now I am already anticipating about her masterpieces.

I Thank God that there's a person who create such art so simple yet a "Masterpiece."

To God Be The Glory! 
God Bless all the Philippine Artist!


  1. Would you be able to connect me to Ms Domingo? I'm very interested in her Mother and Child paintings. Thanks.