This old art cuvinar walked around the street of Manila to look for customers.
Recently, a Facebook user named Maeriel Aquino posted a photo of an old man who paints or called an ‘art cuvinar’. It immediately went viral and caught the attention of the social media users. Many got amazed and wanted to help him. According to her post, she was eating with her family in an eatery when the old art cuvinar went to them.
He touched the hair of her cousin and found what she was wearing beautiful. Tatay asked them if it’s her birthday because the girl was wearing a special dress. They explained that her cousin likes Disney Princesses, the reason why she always wears those kinds of clothes.
“Nung una natakot kami kasi biglang lumapit samin si tatay umabi kay Kendra pinsan kong nasa picture hinaplos haplos ni taytay yung buhok tapos tinanung kung birthday ba daw kasi ang ganda ng suot sabi naman namin ganyan talaga sya mag suot tuwing aalis kasi favorite nya Disney Princess pati ako natakot lalo na’t strangers kaya tinawag ko agad tito ko para sana paalisin o tanungin kung anung sadya akala ko religious or what yun pala nag ddrawing lang.”
At first, they got scared when Tatay came and talked to them because they don’t know him. They immediately called their uncle to ask the old man to go away or ask what he wanted. They learned that Tatay Art is a painter. He does not have his own place so he walked around to get customers and earn money.
Aquino said that every Saturday and Sunday, Tatay is at the Scrapyard Cafe and Restaurant in Angono, Rizal. While Monday to Friday, he’s walking around at SM Angono to look for customers. His portrait paintings only cost 150 Php.
She shared the photo of the old art cuvinar and what he painted to asked help and support to people who will see him or anyone who will look for him to be drawn. Sadly, she didn’t get the name of Tatay but Aquino mentioned his cellphone number for fast transaction. You can contact him at 0949-9353177.