I come from a small country in South America, called Suriname. It's a tropical country with rich green lushes and many ethnicity.
When I was a teenager, I won first prize in an art competition. It motivated me to continue in the artistic direction. I received my education at the Academy of Visual Arts in Tilburg,
The Netherlands. But it was at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht,The Netherlands, where I learned the craft of art. I was assigned my own studio where I painted every day for three years in solitude perfecting the techniques. My late professor Co Sarneel taught me. Off course, it was difficult because\you think you can do it all yourself. It taught me that diligence is rewarding and that has been with me throughout my whole career.
Back in my home country, I started out as an art teacher but pretty soon family duties compelled me to other business and eventually to the US. Years later, during a visit from my brother, sitting on the porch, the idea to start painting again, grew and I've been dedicated to perfecting my art ever since.
My work has been exhibited in galleries, art shows and museums, in solo exhibitions and group exhibitions as well as commission work for private collections.
Always inspired by nature, my approach is abstract rather than photographic. Just as Nature is a balancing act of gentle beauty and rugged force, I seek out the tension between soft colors and bold figures in an effort to bring abstract life to the canvas.
I've worked in several media such as gouache, watercolor and oil, but finally chose
acrylic on canvas. Over the years, I found that it is the best medium to bring my creation to life.
the ART gallery and Framing (About Us)
Located in the heart of Chicago's Chinatown and walking distant of McCormick Convention Center, the ART Gallery is love of modern painting style infused with traditional painting using oils, acrylics, pastels and other forms of media.
The ART Gallery represents international artists with the mixed flair of contemporary modern, traditional and experimental style; inaugurating eastern/western philosophy by embracing modern concept thru the eyes of the artists.
The ART Gallery is excited to represent contemporary artists: Chen YingJie (aka HUA TUNAN), Rich Lo, Hai S. Lam, Juliann Wang and others.
If you would like more information, please visit us at www.theart8.com
Also, the ART gallery offer custom framing for paintings, embroidery and
many more. Our specialty is framing and mounting rice paper painting.
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the frame shop
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