Category: Paintings, Illustrations
Themes: Fantasy, Conceptual
Known for his whimsical and fantasy-themed illustrations, Wilbert, or Weebong to his friends, creates magical worlds through art. His favorite subjects are mostly animals, monsters, mythical birds and other characters from local mythologies. The inspirations for most of his works are both his daily experiences as well as stories he reads from books.
Wilbert earned a degree in Chemistry. He teaches at the University of San Carlos, while at the same time pursuing a full career in art. He started his creative journey at a tender age of around 5 by drawing and coloring on the walls of his childhood home much to the consternation of his parents . He has mostly been self-taught until the recent years when he started attending art workshops of veterans Celso Pepito and Valerie Chua. His tools have evolved from crayons, pastels and acrylics to the watercolor medium he is known to wield today.