Richie Arellano is an artist, in the sense that he is much more attuned – to his own self, to other people, to the world around him – that he sees things that would often go unnoticed. If you were to look at the ocean most people would say its color is blue while Richie would see the myriad of colors that make the picture of the ocean – from the sun that bounces off its surface and to the life that thrives in its depths. His perspective differs so much and he manages to capture and express it in his work and in his manner of being.
- P. Guanzon
Richie is a natural artist. He shows appreciation to the beauty around him, be it nature, food or people. He can project the simplest things to get noticed. He captures not just pictures but memories. He’s always open to new possibilities and always ready to explore and expand his capabilities. He’s a good listener and a good friend.
- J. Javier