Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fantastical Flora and Fauna show

When I was having terrible health issues, I told Gallery Nucleus that I cancelled my 2-person show with amazing talented illustrator Alina Chau in year 2013. They understood me.

Now I'm back for Gallery Nucleus and glad I'm feeling much better. Jessica (curator of Gallery Nucleus) asked me, "Are you interested in doing a show with? Maybe 3 - 4 person show." Oh boy, of course! We discussed about artists so we chose Nicole Gustaffson, Lorena Alvarez Gomez and Amelie Flechais. Jessica emailed them if they could be interested. Whew, I was so happy that they were in! The 4-person show is called "Fantastical Flora and Fauna".


Here are my previous wip progress photos.



I have finished them. Please click to view these large images. Enjoy viewing!


A Burst of Spring
15" x 17.5" inches
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured wood
SOLD



Jiro
7.75" x 9" inches
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured wood
SOLD




Kokoro
7.75" x 9" inches
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured wood
SOLD




Asami
7.75" x 7.75" inches
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured wood
SOLD



Haruo
7.75" x 7.75" inches
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured wood
SOLD




Yuuna
10.75" x 7.5" inches
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured wood
SOLD




Ryu and Shizuka
10" x 10" inches
16.5" x 16.5" inches, framed
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured paper
SOLD




Moriko
10" x 10" inches
16.5" x 16.5" inches, framed
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured paper
SOLD




Chouko
10" x 10" inches
16.5" x 16.5" inches, framed
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured paper
AVAILABLE




Michio
10" x 10" inches
16.5" x 16.5" inches, framed
Acrylic and Gouache on hand-textured paper
AVAILABLE



Please visit to see more awesome artworks of Nicole Gustaffson, Lorena Alvarez Gomez and Amelie Flechais on Fantastical Flora and Fauna online preview!






Thursday, May 7, 2015

Celebrate your Inner Child

Hello guys! How are you all doing? Wow, I'm so inactive here in my blogger. Glad I am free to make this blog entry. Anyway, I'm so honored to be part of this super awesome tribute group show, "The Time in Between", artwork inspired by Studio Ghibli's Magic in Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery.


Glad I was able to make it. This is how I created it. Click to view these large images.




I used gouache and acrylic on hand-textured wood. It measures 15.5" x 15".5 inches. Hayao Miyazaki is one of my biggest influences. I never get tired of his awesome films.


My original artwork is still AVAILABLE


Good news, I have exclusive art prints, woo hoo! You can order them via Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery website. Here are links, please click these:





Also please see more awesome Ghibli tribute artworks too! Amanda, thank you for inviting me to this super duper awesome tribute show! Glad I enjoyed working with you! 'Til next time! Kudos!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dans La Peau exhibition show

My original paintings for the first Curiosites exhibition show, "Dans la peau" in L'Atelier du Chapeau Rouge, Nantes, France. Thank  you for inviting me to participate this awesome show, Marie! Enjoy viewing my images.

"Life After Death"
8" x 12" inches
Graphite and Gouache on Paper




"Red Thread"
8" x 12" inches
Graphite, Gouache, Tea and Coffee on Paper


See more awesome artworks from talented artists on Curiosites Facebook fanpage. For the availabilty / pricing quote, kindly contact Marie at curiosites_galerie@yahoo.fr

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pixie and Monty

I am feeling much better nowadays, glad I am able to create custom toys again. Hooray, I finished sculpting and painting my two custom small toys (Trikky and Raffy) for my sweet lovely client Andi. She requested me to portray her adorable dogs, Pixie (female yorkie) and Monty (male maltese). They love each other and they're bestfriends.

Andi said to me, " Dogs are the best - I learn so much from them everyday. They are truly just bundles of unconditional love. They are big responsibility, but in my opinion, they are well worth it. They give back so much more. Even when I am upset or sad, I can't help, but smile when I'm with them - they are like miracle workers, my little fairies. " She requested me to paint spring theme - ranunculus, tulips, lilies of the valley, fairies, pink/brown and blue/brown/green. Click to view these large images.



And also I created small wood portrait paintings, too. 3" x 4" inches each wood panel.

Okay finally, glad I made my toy video again. *woot woot* Take note, this is my stop-motion short film. I recommend you to use HD. Enjoy viewing! Sorry, I don't talk too much because I got colds and sore throat so the weather isn't good here. Let me take more rest. Good evening everyone!




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Frida

June Leeloo, thank you for inviting me to participate the group show, "A Few Small Nips - A Tribute to Frida Kahlo" on November 8th at Distinction Gallery, Escondido, California.


I was inspired by Frida Kahlo's self-portrait painting, "Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird"



So I started making my painting "  Frida  " after my solo show. It's acrylic and colored pencil on hand-textured paper, 11" x 14" inches. This was already sold before opening (Thanks for letting me know, Melissa!) Enjoy viewing!




And also I would like to thank my wonderful awesome artist friend Kelly Vivanco for the wonderful great help about framing / bringing my piece to the Distinction Gallery. She showed me the image of the testing framing. I love the baroque-style framing! 

For the preview list for this Frida Kahlo show, kindly email Melissa directly:
melissa@distinctionart.com 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Solo Show at Swoon Gallery

Yep, I'm back! I really miss blogging here. Sorry, I keep updating my posts on Flickr, Tumblr and Facebook fanpage regularly.

I really want to thank Ally, who is an owner of Swoon Gallery, worked with me on this. Opening of my first solo show at Swoon Gallery! Enjoy viewing my latest artworks!

Yoi
8.75" x 14.5" inches
Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood
AVAILABLE




Rin
6" x 6.25" inches
Acrylic on Wood
SOLD





Kei
5.75" x 6.75" inches
Acrylic on Wood
SOLD



Time Lapse
11" x 14" inches
Graphite and Acrylic on Hand-textured paper
SOLD



Live Free
11" x 14" inches
Graphite and Acrylic on Hand-textured paper
SOLD



Dreams Apart Fall
11" x 14" inches
Graphite on Hand-textured paper
SOLD



Hidden
11" x 14" inches
Graphite on Hand-textured paper
SOLD



Chi
11" x14" inches
Acrylic on Hand-textured paper
SOLD



Ask Me
9" x 12" inches
Watercolor on Hand-textured paper
SOLD



After Dark
9" x 12" inches
Graphite on Hand-textured paper
SOLD



About my health, I want to share my good news with you all. Last year (October 2013 year), I had underwent myomectomy around 3 months ago and developed adhesions and had undergone 2 other surgeries for adhesiolysis with some intestinal resection and anastomosis on the last operation. Then I lived on liquid diet for 5-6 months... I rarely ate boiled eggs and other tiny solid foods but they didn't work for me... and I kept vomiting everyday so my weak intestines with adhesions were totally blocked. Then I have been having on and off partial gut obstruction every week. Then I had protein deficiency... so the expensive medicine - Kabiven was given by infusion through a central vein catheter only (*in my neck*, ouch). 

I also had iron deficiency (I got blood donations from wonderful supportive people). Then Nasogastric Tube (NGT) which I have used was the most horrible experience for me... so my throat became very painful and I didn't speak for more than one month. I cried everyday. Sometimes I kept screaming everyone, "DOCTOR! NURSE! MAMA! DAD! HELP ME! OH GOD, WHY DO I SUFFER FROM BAD LUCK? GOD, ARE YOU PUNISHING ME? I WANNA KILL MYSELF!!!" Quite depressing and traumatic. 

Actually I had total 6 abdominal surgeries:
2 surgeries - 2007 year (May)
3 surgeries - 2013 year (September-October)
1 surgery - 2014 year (February)


Last February 2014 (my birthday), my trusted colorectal surgeons finally removed intestines with horrible adhesions again, I always prayed to God for my last hope, I didn't want to have another future surgery.... Now my life is normal again. Glad I'm able to eat real foods again (oh God, why is pizza so good?) All I can do is to keep exercising, stretching, doing aerobics and taking medicines / injections to prevent adhesions, luteum corpus cysts and a few ones. 

I got curves again, haha. Now my weight is 97-98 lbs. I want to thank you all of you for cheering me up, supporting and encouraging me a lot. Love you guys!