Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Diosdado “Dodie” Mondero - Artist/President
I'm originally from Manila, Philippines."PROUD PINOY"
Came to the States Dec. 1979 at the age of 13.
All through high school and college, I focus on
majority of my studies in Fine Art and Commercial
Advertising.(photography and architectural design)
During college in 1985, I landed a full time job
in an Interior Design firm as a in-house artist and
later promoted as an art director. It stretched ten
years creating and supervising all projects starting
from preliminary drawings to final art and presentation.
I had the opportunity to master techniques in all media
and styles, from pencil to airbrush projects, challenging
to create dozens of original works including large scale
Murals, conceptual Interior and Exterior architectural
renderings to traditional art. Having given the experience
to join in power meetings with big name Clients for project
presentation, gave me the confidence I needed and simply
believe in myself to begin my own art business.
I left the firm in 1995 and began Mondero Studios
and still ROCKIN'it....
With all my combined mastery in art, I formed a One-
Stop-Shop that offers the customers flexible choices
in all art techniques. My knowledge and skills to
design and create in varieties of art mediums is the
result from my years of experience and practice...
...and Practice makes perfect'P
These days, I'm so fired up doing self-teaching in
Digital Art. I use my traditional skills ALL to my
advantage and with the aid of today's computer
software such as Photoshop and Corel Painter. I'm
mainly and always have been 'Self-taught' I LOVE to
learn on my own, I accept the difficult task, but
it's very rewarding after challenging the mind, to
overcome my fears, to explore each uncharted course,
to discover and conquer what lies ahead.
My journey is not over....ROCK ON!
Illinois State University - Fine Arts /
Art Institute of Chicago - Fine Arts
College of Dupage - Commercial Art -
Advertising and Marketing with a background in Architectural Concept Design and Rendering.
Current Residence: ILLINOIS, USA
Favorite genre of music: Pop and Rock
Favorite photographer: Jeffery Scott
Favorite style of art: Traditional
Operating System: OSX Apple
Favorite cartoon character: Family Guy, Spongebob!
Personal Quote: "Art is the lie that enables us to see the truth" - Pablo Picasso