If you read my last post ('After he was gone') you will be interested to learn that this painting has become the first of a series of paintings that are expressing a new fascination for me. For the past few years i have been travelling around this fascinating country exploring its famous sights and its intimate places. I have done the tourist trail, wandered the less traveled paths of country locations and walked every alley in central Saigon. The places that give me the deep
Vietnam's rich cultural heritage comes from its
diverse ethnic mix. Centuries of trade and migration have seen people from India, Mongolia, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and all its bordering nations bring their skills and traditions to this wonderful country. One of the most beautiful crafts is to be found in hill tribe textiles.
Artists rarely take pages from their sketch books because they are such a personal record of things they have seen, observed and documented