Hope Gallery Features Enrique Manabat III

“Balut City” by Enrique Manabat III

The Hope Gallery’s featured artist for April is Enrique Manabat III. Manabat currently resides in Green Bay, but was born in Tarlac City of the Philippines.

Manabat worked for Hyundai as a financial officer before severe back problems forced him to retire in 2007. He turned to oil painting, and has since painted a large volume of works and has developed his own unique style that is colorful and whimsical. Painting is a great therapy for Manabat, and he paints a variety of subjects including old cars, animals, and portraits – including several of the Green Bay Packers.

Manabat studied art at UW – Green Bay and the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Over the years he has exhibited at the Art Garage Gallery in Green Bay, the Morpho Gallery in Chicago, the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay and the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

Manabat contributes a substantial amount of his earnings to charitable organizations like Make a Wish Foundation and the United Way. He recently donated one of his works to the Green Bay Children’s Museum.

For more information visit http://www.paintingsilove/artist/enriquemanabatIII.