Having lived in the hinterlands of Kiamba, Sarangani Province, Ronald Tamfalan grew up in the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the T’boli tribe.
The norms, music, dance, language, and all that’s inherent in the T’boli’s life, inspired Ronald to capture it in canvass using the Tinalak cloth of the T’boli or the Dagmay from another tribal group, the Mandayas.
Having no formal lessons on art, Ronald works from the heart and uses the colors of his tribe in his paintings.
His tribe’s elders and the men and women in his life are immortalized in his works.
Ronald considers his talent as a gift from the Gods. Just like the T’boli dream weavers, his subjects come to him in his dreams.
Ronald Tamfalan’s works is on exhibit at the main lobby of the Apo View Hotel in Davao City from August 8-21, 2011.