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Member Artists: Asia


Setsuo Hamanaka   
Yokohama, Japan

Besides painting aggressive marine wildlife species, I also love to paint calm waterfront landscapes with trees closing from behind. There is a Japanese word "Uotsuki-rin" which means fish-nursing woods. As a part of the global circulation of water, a healthy forest keeps rain in it's bosom and makes rich spring water for all living things. Each tree also absorbs CO2 into its body and makes oxygen which we depend upon. Not only forests in mountains and inlands but also mangrove jungles, kelp forests and even coral reefs are all essential to our mother nature. But first of all, I want to make people calm and relaxed with my waterfront paintings.

http://www.s-ham.com/

Painting by Setsuo Hamanaka

"Mill Lane Tavern"
9x13in, Oil on canvas

Painting by Setsuo Hamanaka

"Early Summer"
9x13in, Oil on canvas


Mason Mansung Kang  
Gyunggido, Republic of Korea

Mason Mansung Kang was born and grown up in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). He obtained a BS Degree in Chemistry Education from Seoul National University in 1975. Mason worked for petroleum/ oil & gas/ construction industries until he retired in 2012 after 35 years of service. Learning to paint has been his biggest dream since he was young. He was finally able to pursue his passion after retirement by studying at the Graduate School of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, USA from Feb 2014 until he obtained MFA in Painting in Aug 2016.

He likes scenes of nature with harmonious light and shadows.He sincerely hopes his works can ultimately present viewers with a sublime sense of warmth, happiness, and contentment.

http://www.masonmansungkang.com

Painting by Mason Mansung Kang

"On the Hill"
30x40in, Oil on canvas

Painting by Mason Mansung Kang

"An Early Morning Light in Namwon"
18x24in, Oil on canvas


Lee, Sun-Don   
Taipai, Taiwan

I am but an ordinary person, who has been deeply and gratefully reminiscing about my beloved mentor, Yuan-Dao Bodhisattva, the second Patriarch of Buddhist Forshang.

I will strive earnestly with my whole life to accomplish "Greatness"-for no reason but let everyone realize that my beloved mentor is the "Ultimate."

Lee Sun-Don's Self-Epitaph
"The man, resting inside this urn, wishes you to understand the inconceivable and compassionate vows of his beloved mentor."

http://arts.sundon.net

Painting by Sun-Don Lee

"Expect the Maple
to Turn Poetry"
100x80cm, Oil on canvas

Painting by Sun-Don Lee

"Secular World Series/Dawn"
90x90cm, Oil on canvas

 

 

 


 

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