Rodel Gonzalez Biography
The Gonzalez name is synonymous with fine art in the Philippines, Hawaii and southern California. Rodel’s grandfather (Felix), father (Rick), uncle (Lex), brother (Rudolf), and cousins (Rino Gonzalez and Roy Gonzalez Tabora) have created an extraordinary body of work that can be found in galleries throughout the world.
Genetic? Perhaps. But more likely, Rodel and his brethren benefitted from his family’s dedication to the traditional techniques and disciplines fostered by the old masters and embraced by Grandpa Felix.
Rodel’s artistic skills weren’t confined to painting. With brother Naldy, he founded “Side A,” the longest-lived band in the Philippines. He sang, played sax, and wrote songs with the group before opting to earn a degree in interior design and dedicate himself to painting.
In the years since, he has demonstrated an astonishing level of precision in his paintings, which evoke a fresh perspective and a new appreciation for life’s captured moments.
When asked about his latest works for the Disney Fine Art portfolio, Rodel has said, "It is such a treat because Disney was definitely part of my childhood. I remember watching my first Disney films--Bambi and Snow White--and ever since I've been mesmerized by the succeeding Disney movies I've seen.”