2020 Q4 Inspiration Nook Poetic License

Artist Immortalized

It is a sad reality that someday we will all go home to our creator.  Some of us will leave in seemingly untimely fashion and others in a more acceptable circumstance.  Either way, we will ultimately depart in total surrender to our mortality and leave behind memories for our friends and families.

Fray Paolo may have gone out of this world but he will always be with us through the living representation of his astounding creations. His award-winning photographs, some of which are featured below, will immortalize the life of an artist whose admirable photography skill and talent encapsulate production of his marvelous works.

NOTE:  The panoply of photographs and paintings that follow, duly watermarked with the artist’s name and logo art, belong to the deceased or his estate.  Epistoliorum has obtained the legal rights to showcase and use them for this publication but does not own the rights to transfer the authorized use of any of the original artworks or their reproduction in any manner, intent or purpose.

 

Still Life
Prayerful Bounty
The Pintados
Ted Fullona
“Fray Ted” entered the Dominican seminary in 1973 at Peñafort Hall in Aquinas University of Legaspi (now UST-Aquinas). After completing the novitiate at Villa Lizares in Jaro, Iloilo, Ted majored in English at Letran (and cross-enrolled for journalism in Lyceum), where he served as reporter for The Lance, vice-president of the Letran Chorale, and president of the Humanities Literary Circle, up to the time of his departure from College and the seminary in 1978. Ted briefly worked for a stock brokerage firm in Manila before joining Saudi Aramco in 1981. While there, he managed the publication of the weekly Oasis Times. He married Mayette in 1982 and two years later was blessed with an unico hijo, Thomas John. The family immigrated to Canada in 1988 where he landed a job at Cadbury. The computer knowledge he acquired from Aramco made Ted indispensable as Technical Support Coordinator. In 1990, he augmented his credentials in the field of Computer Systems at Sheridan College. In 1993 he founded Cadbury’s in-house graphics department where he catalyzed and transformed several in-house graphics systems. As graphics manager, he led his team in developing and designing advertising and marketing collateral for a variety of Cadbury iconic brands. Ted’s tenure with Cadbury, and later became Mondelez Canada Inc., was capped at 27 years when he took advantage of an early retirement offer in 2017. Not wanting to be sidelined, he attended George Brown College for a Copywriting course. Ted is now managing his own design company, Artyoom Inc., contracting product catalogs design projects and writing brand style books for a number of brands.