Manila-based artist Maria Remedios Cecilia Penaverde. A graduate of the Philippine Women's University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, she was a Finalist at the Asian Young Designers Contest sponsored by the Fashion Designers' Association of the Philippines and the Art Association of the Philippines. Her works featured a fusion of paint and fabric depicting surreal interpretations of flora - a theme that is fast becoming her signature.
In July 15, 2013 she had her first solo exhibit titled, “Summer in Bloom” at The Alchemical Studios, New York City, USA which featured 15 blooms done in chalk pastel. One month, 15 artworks. All sold out.