Sun Life initiates exclusive Art Exhibit for Typhoon Relief

Sun Life Philippines partners with Salcedo Auctions to raise funds that would benefit the typhoon relief efforts of Sun Life Foundation's Disaster Relief partner ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation.

A special week-long preview of “Betsy Westendorp’s Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas Collection” for Sun Life select clients will run at the Salcedo Private View (Salcedo Auctions' gallery arm) until November 28, 2020, with public access on the last day.

“Art has the power to bring people together, and Betsy's inspiring works give us the opportunity to unite and bring hope to those who have been affected by the onslaught of the recent typhoons,” says Benedict Sison, Sun Life CEO and Country head. “This is but one way for Sun Life to express its unwavering commitment to the Filipinos amid these difficult times.”

For his part, Salcedo Auctions Managing Director Victor Silvino expressed his appreciation to Sun Life for this alliance.
"We are greatly honored by the chance to collaborate with Sun Life and an esteemed artist like Betsy Westendorp-Brias. Through this exhibit, Sun Life clients who are art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the messages that Betsy conveys through her masterpieces," Silvino said.

Born Isabelle Maria Westendorp, Betsy started painting at a very young age by creating portraits of her family. Her passion to work with the easel paved the way for her fame as she connected with influential personalities. She moved from Madrid, Spain to the Philippines and made her life here after marrying her husband Antonio 'Tony' Brias at the age of 21.

Betsy Westendorp is one of those few artists in the country to receive cultural distinctions from two nations. In one of her trips to Spain, she was invited by Filipino envoy to Spain at that time to represent the Philippines during the Filipino Week of the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica in Madrid, where she wowed the crowd. Betsy received the Presidential Medal of Merit from then Ambassador to Spain Lani Bernardo. Another milestone of her career as an artist is when Don Juan Carlos, then King of Spain, commissioned her to paint his son, Don Felipe. Some of her masterpieces are on display at the Malacañang Palace.

A giclée canvas print is a high quality reproduction of the original artwork. Each art piece is signed and thumbmarked by  Betsy Westendorp, and dated at the back. Every purchase comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. Don't miss this chance to grab a masterpiece to add to your collection and support the fundraising drive.

Betsy Westendorp’s Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas Collection” maybe viewed here:

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  1. Very good post about the art exhibit for typhoon relief. Highly informative and nicely written. Keep up the good work.


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