She’s an actress, television host, artist, brand endorser, entrepreneur, author, influencer, and animal welfare advocate. What can this beautiful soul not do? Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero, known by many as Heart Evangelista, is definitely one in a million. After jump starting her career at her early teenage years, heart worked hard for more than a decade to reach the top. Today, this lovely lady is one of our country’s most recognized celebrities and fashion icons.
In 2014, Heart Evangelista opened her first solo exhibit “Observations of Art from I am Love Marie” at the Ayala Museum. The majority of her artworks were colorful images of women, mermaids, and sea creatures.
After two years, she held another solo exhibit, this time in an international stage: Singapore. Titled “Oceans Apart”, this collection of masterpieces were unique patterns of beautiful bold colors. It was held in no other than the world-famous Raffles Hotel and was called “Love Marie: A Solo Exhibition of a World Class Filipina, Love Ongpauco.”
In 2018, she held her seventh solo exhibit called “In Full Bloom” at the Ayala Museum. This collection consisted of 21 paintings that were all sold out.
Last June, Heart released a collaborative work with international cosmetics brand L’oreal Paris, in which her artworks were featured in the packaging of a lipstick line named after her: “L’oreal x Love Marie”. Known for symbolism in most of her work, Heart emphasizes the essence of women empowerment in this project.
Today, Heart once again takes pride in her masterpieces as she releases her latest collaboration with jewelry brand Royal Gem Philippines. This project is unique as it features her paintings hand-carved in Queen Helmet conch shell to accent necklaces, brooches, rings, and bracelets. The collection is named “Modern Muse Collection”, in which each jewelry piece is carefully designed to create a captivating masterpiece beyond compare. Heart herself described the designs to be “timeless”, or the kind that you can keep forever and a lifetime.