I fondly call myself a light-art-ed artist. :) ​

Just like the meaning of my name "Rissa"…where “ri” means “sprinkle” and “sa” means “sunshine” in Chinese…my art "sprinkles sunshine". ​

Yes, my art is sunshine and it reminds you that you are sunshine too. ​

If my art is able to put a sparkle in your eye, a smile on your face, a tingle in your heart, and wings to your feet, then I have done my work as an artist.

​If my art is able to enlighten, enliven, or embolden…able to lift, shift and awaken…then I have done my contribution to humanity. ​ ​ ​

Bodies of Work

My work are in  private collections in Sydney, Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Germany; The Netherlands; New Jersey, New York, San Francisco, U.S.A.; Amman, Jordan; and Manila, Philippines


Certificate Course in Art Therapy 1 and 2 at the Renaissance Life Therapies, London

Cum Laude, University of Sto. Tomas, College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Manila in 1986.