The Miniature Paintings of Gregory Raymond Halili
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The Miniature Paintings of Gregory Raymond Halili

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Gregory Raymond Halili is a Filipino painter who became famous for his unique paintings. The image sizes of his paintings measures from 1 x 1 inch to 4 x 12 inch. Then he will paint in on a 10 x 7 inch paper size.

He was born on 1975 in the Philippines, but moved to the United States when he was in his teenager years. He studied Fine Arts at the University of Arts, in Philadelphia and he was able to organize exhibits in the Philippines and in the United States.

His works are mostly in watercolor. Though it is in the small size, he was very detailed in every one of them. Here are some of his works. The “Butterfly Collection” has about 120 watercolor paints. It took him about four years to complete his collection. Most of this butterfly’s are on the fabric backgrounds.

This is the Constellation which Halili drew in 2007. The image size is 1 ½ x 1 ½ inches.

This is Dreaming in Yellow which was drawn in 2007. The image size is 1 ½ x 1 ¾ inches.

Here are his other butterfly paintings in watercolor.




Halili also had the orchid’s collection and the City Scapes collection. The City of Scapes is the series featuring images of the city of New York. Each painting measures up from 1 x 1 1/2 inches to 3 x 5 inches on a 7 x 10 inches paper.

Halili painted this Central Park Lovers in 2003. The image size is 2 x 1 ½ inches on a 10 x 7 inches paper.

This is the Broadway looking towards downtown which he painted in 2006. The image size is 2 x 1 ½ inches on a 10 x 7 inches paper.

This is the liberty, painted in 2006 and the image size was 1 ½ x 2 inches on a 7 x 10 inches paper.

This is the Upper West side. The image was 2 x 3 inches painted on the 10 x 4 inches paper in 2005.

The New York Stock Exchange which he painted in 2005. Painted on a 10 x 7 inches paper size and image was 2 x 1 ½ inches in size.

Here are the Broadway series painted in a 12 x 20 inches paper size and the image was only 2 x 8 inches and 2 x 10 inches.

This is the Chelsea; image size is 2 x 1 ½ inches on a 10 x 7 inches paper size.

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Comments (2)

Excellent article! It's the first time I've heard of him though but his paintings are beautiful. Too bad I'm out of votes but anyway I enjoyed reading your post.

Great images, thanks for sharing.