Inquirer Lifestyle columnist Emily Marcelo is holding her fourth one-woman painting exhibit until Feb. 5 at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club (Makati, tel. 8906543, 8907630). The prevailing theme in her paintings is the quiet splendor of nature—sweeping, elegant, colorful and uplifting to the spirit. From vivid, rolling valleys to breathtaking landscapes of sand, wheat fields and grass; from depiction of vibrant flowers to the lumbering immensity of age-old trees, her paintings convey a peaceful, beatific ambience of serenity, comfort and peace. Never pretentious, angst-ridden or moody, she paints an optimistic viewpoint of the best our world can be, without the wanton defilement of human ignorance and carelessness.