Monday, April 6, 2009

The Artist

Artist's Statement

Art is my soul. Everything that surrounds me, everything I see, feel and hear, is art. The universe, and its nature within, is the greatest manifestation of art, while the human being is not only the most beautiful creation, but also a prolific creator.

In our lifetime we are given a chance to express art everyday. Our actions, our movements, our feelings are all art.

We can make things happy or sad, beautiful or ugly, fruitful or useless, it's really up to us. Each of us is a creator, like an artist looking at his canvas and deciding what to paint.


Greta Lood is an internationally renowned visual artist from the Philippines. Her one woman show in Manila was opened by Madame Imelda Marcos in 1999. Greta's father was the Honorable Guardson Lood, a Justice of the Court of Appeals and Circuit Judge, twice Vice Governor of the coastal province of Zambaonga del Norte, and Assemblyman to the Philippine Parliament. After graduating from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Fine Arts, Greta expressed her creative talent as a founding partner of Collecciones Italianne, an interior design firm. She also personally designed patterns in haute couture for the social elite in Manila, producing elegant garments under the "Ivorie" label, named after her youngest daughter. Since 2006, Greta has been the Curator of Art Exhibitions at the uniquely beautiful Gardens Memorial Park in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is also responsible for creating The Gardens' art gallery. She has organized and curated numerous successful theme exhibits, working with individual artists and associations such as The American Society of Media Photographers, the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Arts, Boca Helping Hands, and is currently planning a major event with Hadassah. Greta's works are being collected by prestigious people both in her country and the United States.

The Collection

The Gardens Memorial Park, Boca Raton, Florida
Mr. David Goldstein Boca Raton, Florida
Mr. Richard Charney, Esq. New York,NY
Mr. Howard Schwartz
Ambassador Fortune Ledesma
Congressman Ross Labadlabad
Congressman Matoy Barinaga
Congressman Rene Dragon
Businessman Reghis Romero II
Director Lorimeer Adaza, NPC
Dr. Isabel Nasal
Ms. Julieanne Ramos
Mr. and Mrs. Pat and Dalisay Jao
Mr. and Mrs. Louie and Christine Hernandez
Mr. and Mrs. Bong and Susan Yambao
Ms. Minda Aureos New Jersey
The Children's Hospital of Dipolog City
Mr. and Mrs. Anecito and Veka Young
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond and Nancy Yabyabin
Ms. Jackie Blando Boca Raton
Mr. Sam Henson Boca Raton
Al Alvarado/Barnabas Hospital
Dr. Heloiuse and Dr. Manolo Mapa, Ohio
Mayor Ninay Mansana
Cong. and Mrs Vicente Sariento, Bulacan
Michael and Brenda Paelmo, BocaRaton, Fl.
Mayor Dades Tan, Ozamiz City

Art Exhibits:

  • Feb 21, 2008 "Amor Vincit Omnia"
  • Nov. 29, 2007 "Les Feuilles D'Automne"
  • Aug. 23, 2007 "Ad Oculos"
  • May 24, 2007 "Res Ipsa Loquitor"
  • Feb. 22, 2007 "Movie and Vintage Art Poster"
  • October 19, 2006 "Ikons"
  • July 13, 2006 "Plein Air Painting Exhibit"
  • April 29, 2006 - "Arts at The Gardens"

January 2008- Uncommon Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
  • April 2000 - Artists Guild Exhibit
Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

  • December 1999 - The Circle of Life
Ermita, Manila

  • November 1998 - My Windows My Thoughts
Galleria Aurora, Makati Philippines

Continuing Education:

Connoussuership: Art in Collecting Fine Art (Spring 2004, Fall 2004)
Boca Raton, Florida

Represented by Ioma Art Gallery (2003-2006)

Boca Raton, Florida

Apprenticed at Lurie Fine Art Gallery (Summer to Fall 2005)

The Gallery Center

Boca Raton, Florida

Took Sumi-e Chinese Painting

Morikami Museum with Sue Wilders

Summer 2006

Photography lessons with Master Photgrapher Ken Applebaum

Boca Raton, Fl.

Fashion Stylist, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC

The Art Dealer of the 21st Century, NYU SCPS , NYC

itAttended art lectures with Arlene Peartree professor at Lynn University and cataloged at the Smithsonian archive as one of Important American Artists.

Curator, Events Planner & Organizer for The Gardens Memorial Park Boca Raton, Florida 2006-2008

Plein-air Painters of Central Park Founder

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