I grew up in San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. Once a country side that literally 40 minutes ride away from the heart of Manila. Belong to a common family with seven siblings, (wherein I’m the 3rd) of Juanito Fernandez Kisinamal (a driver and a mechanic in profession) and Rebecca Getuya Chavez (a dressmaker). At a young age of 3, I do really have great desire and interest in ARTS, especially sketching human figures with different expressions. My interest led me to express my passion even using mud clay if there’s no paper and pencil available. I love watching animations, reading comics and staring at paintings for the interest of discovering how those artist do their artwork magnificently. I competed in different art competition and won awards at school. Even up to division level that give me a name as one of the reliable artist.
In my young age, I went through hardships and have to work my way up in order to meet my goal and purpose. I study and work at the same time to have a better future. Every person I met and moment I encounter is important and valuable to me and that makes my youngster life interesting. For what I am today is simply because of what I went through in life. I am very much influenced by the techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michael Angelo, Frank Frazetta, Fernando Amorsolo and Juan Luna.
MY CAREER JOURNEY
I could never forget my first job. Working as a sample maker/designer in a Handicraft company while studying at night. Then, when the opportunity to work in an animation company (FIL – CARTOONS: A subsidiary company of HANNA – BARBERA TV in the Philippines) knocks on my door I immediately jumped in. Why? For what I saw is the chance to improve my speed and sketching ability. After a year, I decided to do freelance designing focused in advertising designs, such as; murals, t-shirt printing, signage and portraits. Add to my entrepreneurship is doing designs for some home decor companies. Why do freelance designing? Because, I wanted to finish another course, particularly in the line of education. Because, if ever I come to age and could not perform my best in ARTS I can do other meaningful way to be of value to our society, and for me..i.e., teaching. Me and my wife even established a christian mission school to support less fortunate kids. With this, I shared substantial percentage of my earnings from my paintings or full time work to continue this service to Charity Mission. Furthermore, I held my first exhibit “In the Name of Love” last October 19-20, 2012 wherein Agape Christian Fellowship served the beneficiary of 90% of the proceeds.
At present, I’m working as graphic designer in a confectionery company here in Qing Xi Town, Dongguan, China, specialized in packaging. With the help of family and friends I upgraded my skill and added it to my arsenal to use computer in doing my works of ART.
MOTTO: ” Love what you Do. Do what you Love.”