Rodel Gonzalez is an artist of inspirational talents with a keen eye for seeing the beauty in the commonplace and grace in the ordinary. His story starts with an initiation into the art business through the tutelage of his father, Rick Gonzalez, and grandfather, Felix Gonzalez, at the age of 9. He later studied at the University of Santo Tomas, with a major in painting, and went on to earn a degree in Interior Design from the Philipines School of Interior Design. This early training required perseverance in acquiring the skills and discipline that would prove to serve him well in future endeavors on his path to artistic freedom. In 1994, Rodel became a minister in the service of others. Although busy with his official duties, he maintained his connection with art by doing commissioned portraits, murals and sketches for friends and acquaintances. Rodel's exploration of color, form and composition ignited a lifelong passion for the arts in its many forms.