Shrouded in dreamlike memories of his childhood in the Philippines, Dodie infuses the sights and emotions of his memories onto the canvas. A deep need to express his enigmatic visions led him to create works that invoke both the beauty and imperfections we encounter in our lives.
Evolution of the Artist:
Dodie Sy was raised in the natural splendor of the Philippines and moved to California with his family at age 13, where he had to assimilate to a new environment and find his identity as an artistic immigrant. Dodie initially studied interior design at FIDM on a full scholarship, but longed for more creative freedom and left school to pursue floral design. Escalating his artistry from simple arrangements to grand scale events, Dodie has had many industry achievements and works with White Lilac, Inc. today.
Never one to sit idle, he soon felt compelled to try a new medium and began painting floral scapes in watercolor. Shortly after his husband saw his potential as a painter he urged Dodie to try his hand at oil painting. Dodie instantly fell in love with the medium and his ability to manipulate the vivid oils on the canvas.
Today, Dodie Sy is showing at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, CA. He has also shown at the Santa Ana Artwalk and been featured in Modern Luxury OC Magazine.