was born in Jetafe, Bohol, 1941. (Watercolor landscapes) Architecture, Cebu Institute of Technology 1966 under Martino Abellana. Five solos: at Hidalgo, Hyatt Regency, Rustan’s, Gallery Genesis, and his latest. Cebu City, 1998. Has been practicing in the field of architecture from 1966 to 1983, when he went fulltime into painting. [100 Years; 100 Artist- LC]*** A maternal uncle as a hobby, and served as early influence. In 1974, painted with the art group Dimasalang, joining their painting excursions to provincial spots together with Romulo Galicano, SYM, Ibarra de la Rosa, Vic Laroza, and E. Aguilar Cruz. First solo, Hidalgo, 1983. Had a town-man show with Roger Gutierrez, Makati Commercial Complex, 1981. One of the winners in the 1996 Kulay sa Tubig competition. [20th CENT ol III-MD].
was born in Orani, Bataan 1959. (Garden Impressions) Art studies at FEATI University as a university scholar, 1980-81 under Ibarra de la Rosa and Rod Dayao. His father Melencio Sr, studied drafting at Honorio Ventura’s trade school in Bacolor, Pampanga and opened a billboard and cinema shop. In high school, helped father at the shop, being the eldest son. Two other siblings are active painters: Ver Reyes and Louie Tolentino, both using surnames from their mother’s side of the family. Discovered by book author Manny Dululao at the Greenhills Art Center in 1980, where he would exhibit together with other GAC discoveries Carlo Magno, Bobby Angels, Arturo Cruz, Gene de Loyola, Jose Valino, and Rolando Angeles. First one-man show, Galleria Aurora, 1986. Has had two-man shows with Lino Acasio. A total a six solos, his 3rd and 4th solos at the Lopez Museum. Member, Mequeni Group and Group Seis, He is good at painting gardens, old churches and houses with focal of a bright of sunlight or dappled shadows of leaves on walls. Put up a studio in Marikina in 1991,When not painting, is busy in a mahogany farm in Mariveles, Bataan. [Family-JS]