Saturday, July 24, 2010

joey velasco joined his usual subject at 43

'heartist' painter joey velasco passed away at 43.
he had been battling kidney problems for years.
he started painting to deal with the depression caused by his illness.

he is famous for depicting Jesus in everyday Filipino life.his works immortalized the enduring faith that saw him to the end.

finally, he came face to face with our maker, his art inspiration.

the other night, one can see and feel the overflowing love of people, families and friends and even fans (like me) as they joined a mass celebrated for him.
he lived a full life.
fare thee well great joey.

[pictures shown here are my favorite portions of joey velasco's paintings exhibited during his wake]

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