MORE THAN LUMPIA: Susan Silvano Sunny Milestone (2023)

Susan Silvano
Sunny Milestone (2023)
12 x 9





Artist Statement

“Since I was young, my creative side was not given priority. After a Watercolor Class in 2008, I realized that the medium suited my personality and I have been painting in Watercolor since. As a former accounting professional, I was used to deadlines and detail work, thus, I aim to finish a painting before a certain hour or date. As a native of the Philippines, I love to paint in vibrant and earthy colors with textures and patterns. My watercolor paintings reflect the diary of my life, because before I paint, I already know in my mind’s eye how a picture will look. I interpret what I see, my eyes are the lens of my camera and my hands develop my art. I share my creative talents through teaching art to senior citizens, by printing art calendars of my paintings entitled ” Make Time to Create Happy Memories”, now in Volume 19, and by printing artist’s shirts. I designed the cover of the 50th Anniversary Book of the University of the East Sigma Delta Gamma Accounting Honor Sorority in 2016. My art was accepted for art exhibitions in Chicago area venues, including: Philippine Consulate Office, Harold Washington Library, Skokie Library, Dunning Library, Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Center, Truman College, University of Chicago, Blick Art Store, Walgreens Drug Store Downtown Chicago, Millennium Park, St, Gregory Church, Gallery 1837, Leslie Wolfe Gallery, Trickster Gallery, Walker Library, King Library, Edgewater ArtSpace, Evanston Art Center, Uncommon Ground Restaurant, Rizal Center, and Epiphany Center for the Arts.”

About Susan Silvano

Susan Alforque Silvano started her career as a Watercolor Artist after decades of practice as a CPA in the Philippines and in Chicago. She graduated with a BBA in Accounting, Cum Laude, from the University of the East, Manila, Active as a community volunteer, she chaired the 1999 Chicago Philippine Independence Day celebration. She also chaired the Artist Recognition Committee for Filipino Artists during the Independence Gala Night of 2018 and 2023. She was the first female president of the Philippine CPAs in Chicago and the first female president of the umbrella organization of Filipino CPA associations in North America, the National Council of the Philippine American Canadian Accountants or NCPACA. She is a member of CAVA (Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists) and Sinag IJSA, an association of Filipino-American artists in Chicago. She chaired the Parol Making contest 2019 during the Paskuhan project co-sponsored by the Philippine Consulate and Filipino community. She serves as a Lector at St. Gregory Church. She resides in Andersonville, Chicago with her inspiration and husband, Tony.

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