Passion, energy and beauty can best describe my quest for Asian art. In October of 2015 I traveled to Ho Chi Minh City and Bali to acquire paintings. The artists I visited opened their studio / homes and hearts to me. Watching them work, I experienced how they brought the blank canvas to life with harmonizing, vivid colors using quiet or bold subject matter unique to the Asian culture.
The artists often work and live under the same roof. Their passion for their work speaks for itself. Many of these artists have attended art school or have had mentors from overseas teach them specific styles. Despite their commitment and talent they must struggle to achieve recognition.