Raine Sarmiento is a two-dimensional visual artist. Her competitiveness in the creative field started to show at the early age of 8 by winning several intra-school competitions, and later, national ones. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising Arts, from where as a student she was a consecutive Dean’s Lister, and was granted a scholarship by Friends for Cultural Concern of the Philippines (FCCP) during her senior years.

She served for different advertising agencies from 2008-2013, before she focused on illustrating, and participating in local gallery exhibitions. 

The main subject of her artworks is the nude human figure that is enfolded by dark, eerie environment. Their expressions and bearings usually show calmness, sadness, and coldness, which were after Raine’s own demeanor. Her style is influenced by Japanese anime, historical Roman and Greek architecture and figures, ancient ruins, High Renaissance art, Baroque paintings’ colors, and Surrealism. The hairstyles often seen in her works were braided or curled, expressing her appreciation to stylish patterns. Both her brush and pencil strokes are fine and smooth, with well-finished, crisp edges.

She treats painting—the activity, as a therapy for her anxiety. Aside from being an art exhibitor, she also works as a freelance illustrator, and an art merchant. When taking a break, she plays PlayStation games and chess, and watches indie films.

Raine Sarmiento

BFA Major in Advertising Arts
Painter, Editorial & Book Illustrator, Advertising Artist
Metro Manila, Philippines



    • Mind Tenants. Nova Gallery, Makati City PH
    • Shelved Wishes. Prism Gallery, Makati City PH

    • Tinker Tales. Ayala Museum, Makati City PH

    • Twice. Galerie Stephanie, Quezon City PH
    • INK on Paper. Prism Gallery, Makati City PH

    • Tale Spun: A New Spin on Favorite Stories. Canvas Gallery and Gardens, Quezon City PH

    • A Curious Buffet. Post Gallery, Quezon City PH


    • 11th Lasallian Schools Press Conference; De La Salle Araneta University, Malabon City PH



    • Walang Love by Rod Marmol, Summit Books

    • Lahat Tayo May Period by Rod Marmol, Summit Books
    • Candy Feels, Summit Books

    • Ang INKredible Coloring Book for Big and Small People Book 1, Anvil Publising Inc.
    • Hue Can Do It Too!, Summit Books
    • Hue Can Do It!, Summit Books

    • Candy School Diary, Summit Books
    • Candy Girls’ Guide to Guys, Summit Books


    • Candy Magazine
    • Canva
    • Oishi
    • Philippine Daily Inquirer
    • Summit Books
    • Total Girl Philippines


    • EVO Fixture
    • Hey Kessy
    • Mochiko
    • Saydie
    • Sunday Paper


    • The Craft Central: SM North EDSA, Vertis North
    • Inprnt
    • Prism Gallery


    • Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK)


    • 06/2017 8 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Wall Art Inspiration. Real Living
    • 03/2016 The Time Traveler's Journal. Candy Magazine
    • 01/2016 Follow Your Art: 5 Local Artists to Follow on Instagram. Zalora
    • 03/2016 Raine Sarmiento: Creative Watercolor Box. Design Made Happy
    • 09/2015 17 Talented Filipino Artists To Follow When You’re In A Creative Slump. BuzzFeed
    • 08/2015 31 Days of Art. Meg Magazine
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