From being a box-office and small screen actress to a world-class painter, Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero has soared into international headlines for her vibrant work while championing true Filipino heritage making her this year’s New PH Awardee for the visual arts. The actress-turned-artist has blossomed for the world to see, but it was never easy for her. She was searching for a deeper meaning to her life and for her, art was the one that brought back the joy and color in her. “I decided to use my real name and sign it off as L.M., because in the beginning, I wanted to have an exhibit and not introduce myself as Heart. [That way], there would be less judgments and they would really just see the painting,” she reassures herself that the art that she does is more for her rather than an audience. Then and there, we not only fell in love with the art of Love Marie, but her soul as well. San Miguel Pale Pilsen salutes you.