Buhay simply believes that while one doesn't always begin one's working life as an artist, one can nevertheless be born an artist. As in his case, it sometimes takes years of various jobs before one attains the possibility of dedicating life to art. As a youth, survival precluded even the thought of artistic inclination.
Buhay's work portrays the human experience, the same emotional complexities exist now as they did when man first painted a cave wall, something essential was being said about the nature of man. Buhay's technical accomplishment brings this idea to the audience even when the psychological aspects may remain latent to the viewer. The means whereby all of us adjudicate the world in which we live are intellectual and emotional. Buhay's work is a vector of both characteristics, and through these it brings the honesty of life from his paintings.