Piece description from the artist
Manic is about over awareness and losing sleep from looking over everything.
Gel is a Filipino artist and illustrator living in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her degree in art from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She began her career as a designer for home design companies, painting large scale flower murals and eventually exhibiting her work at the Philippine Consulate New York. She moved on to painting surreal portraits in watercolor and received awards for RAW Baltimore and RAWawards Visual Artist of the Year 2012.
She became a freelance illustrator in the mid-2013 doing work for the New Republic Magazine, Intro Magazine, Guitar World Magazine, Foreign Policy Magazine etc. She's also an art instructor at Artworks studio in Bethesda and currently a faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art.