Quang Ho March 1 - 5, 2013
Quang is one of the most talented and expressive painters of our time, and workshops with Quang are a rare and special occasion. His reputation and enthusiastic following will precede his arrival in San Miguel. Don’t miss the opportunity to come and paint with master painter, Quang Ho!
Quang Ho was born in Hue, Vietnam. He immigrated to the United States in 1975 and is now a U.S. Citizen. His artistic interest began at the early age of three and continued through his schooling and led him to an exciting and successful painting career.
In 1980, at age 16, Quang held his first one-man show at Tomorrow's Masters Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The exhibit was a smashing success. In 1982, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship. Ho graduated from the CIA in 1985 with the Best Portfolio Award for his graduating class.
In 1982, Quang's mother was killed in a tragic auto accident, leaving him with the responsibility of raising four younger brothers and a six-year-old sister. After graduating from art school, Ho launched a very successful career as a freelance illustrator from 1985 through 1991. His clients included Adolph Coors Company, Upjohn, Safeway, the Colorado Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony.
“Realism and abstract—it's all the same to me. The real essence of painting is the dialogue between shapes, tones, colors, textures, edges, and line. Everything else follows-including light, form, concepts personal beliefs and inspirations. For me, painting is a marriage between the mastery of those 'basic visual elements; the discoveries and understanding of visual statements (the search for what is true on a personal level artistically); and the trust in one’s own wordless intuition and inspiration. Understanding gives rise to higher understanding. Working this way allows me to open the door to new ideas and inspirations. One day I may be interested in a color statement, and the next may be a relationship of simple shapes, and the next an extremely complex arrangement of texture and edges...With every painting there is a singular visual thought to be completed.”
March 1 – 5, 2013
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Designed for intermediate and advanced plein air oil painters, Quang’s workshop will begin each day with a demonstration and discussion followed by instruction in the morning. In the afternoon, students will choose their subject matter with Quang overseeing each participant’s painting, and the day will close with a critique as warranted by the group.
Designed to be both instructional and relaxing, participants will be enriched by the experience of plein air painting in this picturesque and historic location. The workshop hours will be approximately 9:00AM to 4:00PM, with an hour break for lunch.
$ 950 Per Person, painting workshop – limited space available
**Please see registration form for payment details and cancellation policies.
Registration and payment deadline: February 1, 2013
5 days of instruction with Quang Ho, casual cocktails Thursday, February 28, 2013 to get acquainted and review class outline.