Gerry was born in the Philippines in 1962. His interest and passion for art became apparent in his earliest days of childhood where he started painting birds and landscapes in watercolor.
Stemming from the influence of talented parents and blessed by grandparents and great grandparents who are both artistically and musically inclined, he drew well from an early age and was naturally gifted.
Gerry has studied in the field of psychology, psychiatric nursing and medicine while polishing his creative skills under the guidance and tutoring of distinctive, accomplished artists in the Philippines including his cousin, national artist Lito Mayo, realist painter Teodorico Cumagon Jr., and famous portrait artist Henry Dizon. While working as a psychiatric nurse, he continued to further enhance his skills in Los Angeles through extensive formal training in figure painting and gesture drawing under Samuel Goffredo, impressionism and abstraction under Renee Amitai, and years of animation, digital imaging and graphic design in different colleges. He went on to develop his own unique style incorporating impressionism, expressionism, and cubism in his creations, resulting in meticulously executed fine art.
Gerry has used oils, acrylics, watercolors, pens, colored pencils, pastels, and charcoals. Throughout the years, he has developed a strikingly unique style characterized by strong clean forms, light, shadows and color that creates vibrance within his rendition. His artworks display extraordinary detail while portraying his unique interpretation of the subject. Over the years, his skill and perception have evolved to the point where he is now a true master of line and color.