Art enthusiasts vacationing in Baguio City ought to treat themselves to a visit to the artsy house of Peter Pinder at Km.8 Asin Road. Peter specializes in fiberglass sculptures and his artworks can be seen right from the roadside and the gate, up to every corner of his house.
I had the privilege of hanging out with Peter and Ella Pinder since Ella (formerly Ella Picazo) was my college classmate. Theirs is a family of artists. Pinder’s two daughters from a previous marriage, twins Azra and Samantha, have already made their own names in the Baguio art scene.
Baguio City is home to some of the best artists in the Philippines. A lot of them, Peter included, have chosen to permanently leave their former homes to move to Baguio for a climate that’s more conducive to artistic inspiration. Peter Pinder was originally from the UK, but when he came to Baguio, he immediately fell in love with the place.
Here are some of the artistic treats you may find at the Pinders’ abode.