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Day Pajarillo


My current practice is modern art, contemporary painting, leaning to impressionism and cubism with people as my main subject. I am happy when I paint human figures, movements and portraits. There is an infinite availability of subjects to paint in different approaches, which makes it more interesting when I just let my imagination guide me and be surprised with the outcome. Human figures, movements, actions, and facial expressions fascinate me. I paint and draw a lot of it. When I get bored, I paint other subjects like mountains, flowers, bodies of water, and animals. A colleague said I’m a versatile and prolific artist. 

Day Pajarillo is a Filipino immigrant who arrived in Canada in 2008 as a food service worker. Pajarillo is a visual artist, fashion designer, and educator who took a year of architectural courses at the Far Eastern University Manila in 1985, followed by Fashion Design at Slim’s Fashion and Arts school in Makati, Philippines in 1986. Pajarillo graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, UST in Manila with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, majoring in painting in 1992. She went back to her art practice in 2018 and has participated in public exhibits and galleries in 2019. Pajarillo is a Board member and art instructor since 2018 for the Canadian Artists Against Poverty (CAAP) and was the featured artist of the month for The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) along with a month-long exhibit in April 2021 at the Calgary Central Library. She also has a public art project for the Calgary Homeless Foundation, which was unveiled in September 2021.