Angelito L. David

Angelito L. David   has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has had a long and varied career. Lito, (as he is nicknamed) is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. The Italian government awarded him a post- graduate painting scholarship in Rome, where he learned fresco painting, art conservation and the preservation of historical monuments, rare manuscripts and documents.

Living in Rome from 1962 until 1967 and later in New York, Lito exhibited his works regularly, won various local and international art competitions, and worked as a restorer of rare documents and books. Returning to the Philippines in 1969, he became known for his mastery of watercolor. He co-organized and headed the Watercolor Society of the Philippines. For more than 22 years he taught fine arts at several colleges and universities and exhibited widely, while restoring, preserving and authenticating old Filipino masters’ artworks

Migrating to the US in 1992, Lito continued to exhibit his work, and win awards. He is a member of the NJ Watercolor Society, Garden State Watercolor Society, and Hudson Artists, Inc. In 1993, he co- founded the Society of Philippine American Artists. His work has been published in several magazines and books, most recently in   Transparent Colors, Filipino-   American Watercolorists.

Lito received the   Pamana ng Pilipino   (Philippine Heritage) award from H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III in December 2010 as one of outstanding Filipinos overseas.


“To me, watercolor is like taming a stallion --- I have to know the horse, and the horse has to know me. We need to be together constantly until we begin to like each other and develop a relationship”.    Angelito L. David

Six Wednesday evenings 7-9pm
September 20th-October 25th
Six Wednesday evenings 7-9pm
November 1st- December 13th

Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Ave, Cranford

Note:  You should a basic knowlege of drawing and watercolor


This year's watercolor class with Lito David will be more instructive than ever. Students will get demonstrations at the beginning of each class each week. The demonstrations are there to help not just the advanced beginner but for the more experienced watercolorist as well. Lito will start off with the demos helping to give students a clear understanding and a better ability to incorporate that technique in their own work.

First six weeks
1. Washes/flat/ graded
2. Calm water
3. Masking
4. Wet on wet
5. Painting rocks
6. Simplified human figures

Second six weeks
1. Painting skies
2. Snow scene
3. Trees
4. Reflections
5. Pouring
6. Clouds

NEW! Demos each week