Darby Vincent A. Alcoseba

Coming from a family of artists, Darby was exposed to the arts from childhood.  He learned the basics from his father, who is known for his expertise in watercolor. In spite of the encouragement to pursue a career in painting, he took a course in Computer Engineering, with the idea of getting away from the economic struggle that his father was experiencing. Winning his first art competition was a sort of revelation for him but not enough for him to decide to go full time into painting until his prayers for enlightenment was answered.  After winning the Art Petron Darby finally decided to pursue his dream. Talent and persistence won him national recognition when he bagged the Grand Prize in the Watercolor Category in the Metrobank Art and Design Competition in 2013. It also boosted his self-confidence, affirming he made the right choice. Darby is a member of Cebu Artists Incorporated and joins actively in the group’s activities, exhibiting his works in Cebu, Manila, Davao, Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Kluang.