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Erzil Kho-Morales: The corporate individual as artist

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Photo by Larry Monserat Piojo

Photo by Larry Monserat Piojo

The worlds of art and business don’t usually mix. However, there are some instances when people dabble in both worlds. Oftentimes, one has to focus on only one in order to succeed. But every so often, someone rises up to excel in both.

Erzil Kho-Morales is an artist at heart, with a passion for creating striking color abstracts even when she was still a young grade school student in O.B. Montessori. Secretly wanting to go to art school for college, she ended up taking accountancy at De La Salle University. The artist inside her took a backseat while she excelled in her chosen course, and eventually, profession.

After graduating and passing the board exams, Erzil became an auditor for a large audit firm. She then continued her profession for a telecommunications giant before becoming a manager in a multi-national cement company. Currently, she is still an executive in one of the most respected and largest power companies in the country. Still, her artistic embers glowed. Her fire was stoked when she met a fellow artist in her current job, Lani Anastacio. Painting together on her free days, a decade worth of pent-up creativity burst forth.

Photo of Lani Anastacio and Erzil Kho-Morales taken back in 2017 with their artworks featured in a coffee table book.

Photo of Lani Anastacio and Erzil Kho-Morales taken back in 2017 with their artworks featured in a coffee table book.

Reserving weekends and a few hours after work to put thought to canvas, Erzil paints with an intensity matched only by her passion in the corporate world.

“I’ve done paintings for friends in the corporate world. I just enjoy the use of vibrant, happy, lively colors that exude positive energy, calms the mood and hopefully, brings the viewer to a happy place. It’s therapeutic. I like to spread the good vibes!” she said.

Top Left to Right: Ann Somera (Entepreneur and Business Consultant), Roman Felipe Reyes, Joseph Bilangbilin and Protacio Tacandong (RT&Co Partners) Bottom Left to Right: Ernie Imperial (ABS-CBN CIO), Emmy Castro (PWC Partner), Gavin Barfield (Meralco Chief Technology Advisor), Bernardo Imperial (Meralco IT Head)

Top Left to Right: Ann Somera (Entepreneur and Business Consultant), Roman Felipe Reyes, Joseph Bilangbilin and Protacio Tacandong (RT&Co Partners)
Bottom Left to Right: Ernie Imperial (ABS-CBN CIO), Emmy Castro (PWC Partner), Gavin Barfield (Meralco Chief Technology Advisor), Bernardo Imperial (Meralco IT Head)

While painting is still not a full-time gig for the talented artist, it is more than a hobby. Erzil is ready to showcase her art to the world!

Erzil will be participating in an art fair entitled “ART and Vintage PARE” which opens on Oct. 12-14 at Capital Commons Information Center.

For inquiries, you can email: erzilpaintings@gmail.com or follow her Instagram and Facebook page: ErZilPaintings.

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