Artist wows netizens with hand-painted portrait of her mother


The online community expressed admiration to an artist from Toledo City, Cebu after she shared a timelapse video of herself while painting her mom’s portrait.

Bethram Dacuma-Alegado recently surprised her mom with a hand-painted portrait last Mother’s Day.

“I decided to paint a portrait of my mother instead of giving fancy gifts because I wanted to show her how much she means to me in a personal and heartfelt way,” she told The Philippine STAR.

Bethram used oil canvas for her mom’s portrait that took 14 hours to complete.

“By painting her, I wanted to capture her beauty and express my love and appreciation. Each brushstroke was carefully done to make sure it reflected her essence. I wanted to create something that symbolized our special bond and conveyed the depth of my feelings for her,” she shared.

According to Bethram, she wanted to express gratitude to her mom for all her sacrifices for their family.

“Itinago ko po talaga to sa kanya nung una, at nang matapos po ay sobra po siyang nasiyahan sa regalo ko po bilang pasasalamat sa mga sakprisyo sa aming pamilya,” Bethram recalled.

She gave the painting on May 11, 2023 as a Mother’s Day gift to her mom Telebeth.

“Nagulat siya sa detalye kasi naipinta ko raw ang tunay niyang mukha at nasiyahan. Hindi naman talaga siya expressive pero first time kong nakita na i-pinost niya sa kanyang Facebook ang aking painting,” she said.

Netizens were amazed by the finished painting created by Bethram.

“Labor of love,” a netizen commented.

“Ang galing, matutuwa talaga niyan si mommy,” another netizen said.

“Ma, Maraming salamat sa iyong mga sakripisyo para sa ating pamilya at itong painting po na aking nilikha ay isang simbolo ng aking pagmamahal sa’yo,” she said when asked about her message to her mom Telebeth.

Janelle Lorzano
Janelle Lorzano
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