Dino Dante grabbed my attention when I was browsing through few Asian watercolorists on facebook. Although he does not have neither website, nor facebook page but his artist profile on Instagram and Facebook display unique and outstanding paintings. Dino’s watercolor paintings are alive, vibrant, realistic and warm, varies between landscape, portrait and object.
Dino Dante K.Pajao, Architect , SWS, UAP, CWS
Dino Dante Kangleon Pajao was born in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines. He is an architect by profession, lived and worked in landscape architecture design firms in Singapore. He is a renowned watercolorist showing mastery in realism, portraits and figures, still life, landscape and seascapes. He started painting in high school and got reconnected with the medium in his early twenties.
He has done commissioned works both in Singapore and Philippines. He is an active member of the Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) and participated its annual painting exhibitions from year 2009 to present and a committee member of the SWS Year 2015 to present year. He is also a member of International Watercolour Society (IWS) both Singapore and in Philippines.
In 2015, his piece “Cross-over” got accepted into Northwest Watercolour Society’s (NWWS) 75th International Open Juried Exhibition in Seattle, WA USA. He is also one of the SWS to paint historical landmarks of Singapore which were featured in Lianhe Zaobao and exhibited last December 2015 in conjunction with SG50. He has also participated in “Scenes of Singapore” Watercolour Exhibition in Vietnam last November 2015.
This year, he’s been selected along with 29 other members of Singapore Watercolour Society to paint sceneries of Singapore Port. The watercolour paintings form part of the “Memoirs of Singapore Port” Exhibition which runs from 9 to 22 April at The Visual Art Centre 10 Penang Road #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green Singapore 238469.
He is a permanent resident in Singapore.
Achievements and Participations
- Brand Ambassador, DANIEL SMITH Artists Materials
- China-ASEAN International Artists Watercolor Invitation Exhibition, Guangxi China
- IWS 3rd National Watercolor Convention Demonstration on March 16, 2019, Manila Philippines
- Advance Portrait Painting Workshop April 27 & 28, Manila Philippines
- Advance Portrait Painting Workshop April 14, 2019, Davao City Philippines
- Artist facilitator for watercolor painting outreach at Maasin City High School Maasin City on December 29, 2018
- Resource speaker and featured artist for demo/talk “Tubig ug Kolor: a watercolor painting demo” at Cebu Institute of Technology University Department of Architecture on December 6, 2018.
- Live painting demonstration at the Fifth Silk Road By Invitation International Arts Exhibition on September 6 at Xi’ An Shaanxi China
- Live painting demonstration at Cebu Watercolor Society (CWS) watercolor exhibition and art activities from October 5,6 and 14 at SM Seaside Cebu City
- “SIHAG” Cebu Watercolor Society exhibition by founding members on from September 27 to October 15
- Live painting demonstration at Generation Fest Manila (an international gathering of youth with an objective to promote unity) on July 7.
- Live painting demonstration at Just Add Water (JAW) annual watercolor event at ShoeMart Aura Philippines on July 7.
- Live painting demonstration at 2nd Annual Watercolor Convention hosted by the International Watercolor Society (IWS) Philippines and Philippine Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Philippines on May 19.
- “Cebu Construction Painting Exhibition“ at ShoeMart Seaside Cebu, Philippines
- “Mind Over Water” Painting Exhibition, Metro Manila Philippines