- Actress Heart Evangelista showed President Rodrigo Duterte photos of her paintings during their first meeting
- The actress did not reveal details about their meeting but said it was pretty awesome
- Heart has been painting only a few years ago
Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero who goes by the screen name Heart Evangelista met with President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time on Sunday, September 18.
In her Instagram post, the actress gushed about how her encounter with the President went.
“Met with the president today... We had a nice chat about my art and other things…it was pretty AWESOME,” the actress wrote in her caption.
Heart also said that she was able to show the President her paintings. “Showing the president my paintings,” the actress said in another Instagram post.
Heart did not elaborate on the details of their first meeting. However, it can be recalled that the actress and her husband Senator Chiz Escudero were in Davao City during the time of the meeting.
Aside from being an effective actress, Heart also has a knack for paintings. She recently had an exhibit of her 40 hand-painted Hermes bags in September 3. The exhibit was labeled as the Carry Your HeART exhibit and was held Fat the Volkswagen Showroom in Bonifacio Global City.
It was only a few years ago when Heart began showcasing her love for painting. She said that she always loved painting but she never had the opportunity to let it flourish.
"It was when I was going through...I was in this really sad stage of my life when I fought with my parents and I started painting again. It was very therapeutic for me," she explained.
She stated that it was through her paintings that she was able to deal with her emotions by converting her imagination into a tangible reality.
She admitted that Sen. Escudero, who was her boyfriend at that time, encouraged her to work further on her art. She recalled how the senator told her to work on bigger canvasses instead of just painting using the small-sized ones.
Since then, Heart has been able to work around her art with oil as her medium.
"I was on a high. It felt great you know, the feeling of finishing something big. So, that's how it started again. And I started na to paint seriously again ng mga 2013," she quipped.
She had her first exhibit in 2014 at Art Space of the Ayala Museum. -Kami Media