Jo Uygongco grew up doodling on scratch papers laying around. Her artistic streak was influenced by her father Eduardo Uygongco who’s also a painter. It wasn't until 2014, when she chanced upon an art class inside a mall, that she picked up the paintbrush and she hasn't stopped since.
She sketches and paints whenever and wherever she could. With a mini painting kit tucked in her bag, she tries to capture every moment or object that captures her attention. Jo uses social media to share her passion for art, food, travel and photography. And she has even coined the word #SketchEat to invite others to journey along with her.
But Jo is not wont to stay in one place too long. As her travel miles increase by leaps and bounds, so has her thinking and intuition grown to encompass a myriad of possibilities. Over the recent years, Jo has ventured into more intuitive art forms, choosing to be less in control and follow more the natural flow of things.
These days, the character of her art has transformed and so has the nature of Jo, the artist. Jo has had paintings juried in into Fabriano in Aquarello Italy (2018, 2019); seven IWS biennale exhibits in the past six years (Hong Kong, Albania, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal); and the IWS-Philippines Watercolor Convention and Exhibit in GSIS Museo ng Sining (2017, 2018). Jo has participated in sixteen group art shows since 2015 and conducts Intuitive Art workshops.
Ode to Joy 6_2019_wcoap_15x22i (56x38 cms)
BURST OF JOY, 2022
AUTUMN IN SUMMER, 2020
SUMMER BLOOM, 2021
FAIRIES and Dragonflies, 2020
PIROUETTES of a JOYFUL LIFE, 2021
CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, 2021