Still Life II
Fatima Antonio Baquiran is best known for her paintings of floral still life that exude a wide array of vibrant colors and dominated by rich textural qualities. Her works explore the juxtapositions of various elements from vases to tabletops and mantle pieces - in her attempt to highlight contrasts.
Her recent works have begun to incorporate spatial backgrounds of window exteriors, as well as rough-hewn surfaces through applications of thick impastos. The artist comes from a renowned family of artists. Her parents are the illustrious artist couple Angelito Antonio and Norma Belleza, and the equally popular Marcel is her elder brother. Although she took up interior design in college, she later shifted to painting and has since made it a full-time career.