Ada Rose Abinales

Artist

Ada Rose Abinales, a Canadian artist, was born in Cebu City, Philippines in 1973. Having spent her childhood and formative years in the multicultural diversity available to her uniquely Asian and Hispanic cultural heritage, it's subtle influences are distinctly reflected in her art. Her love for Art and artistic expression was honed and refined as she earned her Fine Arts Degree in the University of the Philippines and later on further advanced at St. Mary's University Calgary, with a degree in Bachelor of Education. A quick review of her works will show a distinct interplay of movement and layering of colors in different media such as watercolor, acrylic and oil. Her whimsical artwork reflects her jovial personality and zest for life. For Ada, painting is an experiential thing and music plays an important part when she paints her emotions as depicted in her strokes and myriad of colors. Her eclectic choice of classical and flamenco music, diverse heritage and from working with children from different backgrounds shaped her works thematically. She is currently an Elementary and Art teacher at St. Veronica School, where she shares her passion and knowledge for the Arts. She has done children's mural work and children's book illustration. Her first exhibition "Kaleidoscope" was a culmination for earning her Fine Arts Degree in the early nineties.

"Fallen Warrior"

Mixed Media

I have painted many warrior headress but "Fallen Warrior" is for the thousand little souls who died in Residential Schools in Canada. Many undocumented deaths of Indigenous children died from neglect and abuse whose lives were robbed and been deprived of the chance to be warriors one day. Their silent screams and sufferings are not forgotten but seeking justice. They can now rest in peace. As a mother and a teacher my heart goes out to the families and loved ones...I hear and I will make known the injustice and the affliction endured thru my art.

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Ada Rose Abinales

Mother and Child Warrior

Mix Media

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"Lifeline" —

Acrylic on canvas

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"From the Ashes" —

Acrylic on canvas

" Sometimes you have to die inside in order to be reborn and rise again as stronger and wiser version of yourself."- unknown

From the collection of R. Power

"The Little Prince" —

Watercolor

"It is only in the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Ada Rose Abinales —

" Down the Rabbit Hole"

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"Requiem for Salphingo and Oophoro" —

Mix Media

"Be willing to let go of who you think you should be, in order to be who you are." - B. Brown

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"Fragmented Warrior" —

Mixed Media

"That's what life is about daring greatly, about being in the arena."- Brene Brown

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Ada Rose Abinales —

" Benedictus"

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"Life Giving Warrior" —

Acrylic on Canvas

"A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else." -C.Castaneda

From the collection of S.Dold

"Flamenco Dancer" —

Watercolor

"She dances to the songs in her head, speaks with the rhythm of her heart, and loves from the depths of her soul."-Dean Jackson

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Ada Abinales —

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

Acrylic on Canvas

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Stradivarius  —

Mix Media

Stradivari's Muse

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"Icarus" —

Mix Media

"I'm drawn, Icarus to the sun. I've been burned already, and yet here I am again."

From the collection of P. Michaels

Ada Rose Abinales —

"Post Partum"

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Six Degrees Separation —

Watercolor on blocks

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Pizza, Pasta and All... —

Watercolor on paper

From the collection of I. Agricolli

Six Degrees of Separation

Acrylic on wood

The world is shrinking... figuratively speaking! Human beings are connected in six steps. Six Degrees of Separation is a fun painting. I wanted to follow an "algorithm" and started with painting a block, then the following block picked up some elements found in the first block, and let it ripple to complete the rest. The blocks may look random, but it is connected to each other depicting the social theory of the six degrees of separation in one piece.

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