Luong Truong Tho
Over a career that has spanned forty-five years, Vietnamese painter Luong Truong Tho has created over three-thousand paintings. What’s perhaps even more remarkable is that he shows no sign of slowing down, in fact he seems even more artistically charged today: “The best part about being an artist is the ability to share (with) the world your feeling and expression through art. Like a song writer, my artwork can help bring great memories of joy, excitement, happiness, or bring back a special moment in time whatever that might be.” After so much time behind a brush, Luong still finds enjoyment in some of the basics of art creation “The best part about being an artist is the ability to share with the world your feeling and expression.” Luong was born in Hon Khoi, Vietnam, an area known for the exquisite beaches which attract people year round. These visitors glowed with a romantic beauty that, combined with the natural beauty of the area sparked an interest in Luong to try and capture the feelings the two provoked. It didn’t take him long to achieve success as, at the tender age of eleven, he won a Junior Achievement Award for one of his paintings. It was a revelatory moment and an inspiration to continue the pursuit of his desire to paint. With so many works of art completed, one may feel that there must be a workman-like, factory creation at play but in truth the artist sees each painting as a way to express his feelings in a way that he can’t do with words.
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