The anti-trend, painterly style of Mark Andy Garcia serves to impart emotional honesty to paintings that operate like entries in journals. His various one-man shows since 2008 have detailed his life as an overseas contract worker in Saudi Arabia, laid bare his emotional anguish over the passing of his father, and operated as keepsakes of memories of his daily life. These bring out various intense and transformative experiences and also more ordinary, blissful moments. His approach towards painting has something of a child-like sincerity to it, charged with an undercurrent of religious intensity that churns both his content and brushwork, whether for lighter or darker autobiographical periods and to portray joy or despair. Garcia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Advertising) from the Technological University of The Philippines, Manila, in 2005. He is also the recipient of many awards such as the Grand Prize for Art Petron, the National Student Art Competition (Watercolor Category) and the Juror's Choice Award of Excellence, Philippine Art Awards National.