The artist originally is from Vietnam where early in life he fell in love with French Impressionism. T Phuong Tran is now an American citizen and has resided in the state of Hawaii of the U.S.A. for the past 15 years. A critic states the following about Tran's work: "the keeness of his eyes and the sharpness of his observations, combined with his sensitivity and passion, are wonderfully reflected in his works." For more information about acquiring the artist's original paintings please contact him directly.
Statement by a friend-
To enjoy is enough.
Such is how my friend and artist, Phuong N. Tran, feels about his paintings. If we look upon his paintings and like what we see, then he is satisfied.
But there is more; so much more.
The paintings are a mirror of a man born and raised in Saigon, a son of parents born and raised in China. The keeness of his eyes and the sharpness of his observations, combined with his sensitivity and passion, are wonderfully reflected in his works.
Experience the breathtaking view of the high mountains touched by cool mists. Travel along the lush natural riches of the surrounding flora in the valley below. Inhale the salty air as you move closer to the shore.
Gaze upon the quiet and lazy river whose glassy surfaces reflects the stillness of the moment. The artist's mind and brush lull us as we contemplate the serenity and solitude of the work.
To enjoy is enough, but to feel and experience the essence behind the actuality of the painting brings the ultimate satisfaction to the artist. Through his paintings, his mirror, we are able to know the treasure within the artist! And what a wonderful treasure it is!
Clayton K. Akatsuka , Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Windward Community College, Hawaii
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"Twin Sisters Sunset", 22"x28", oil on canvas, 1996 $4,500 (U.S.A)
"Laie Point , Hawaii", 18"x24", oil on canvas, 1997 $3,500 ($U.S.A)
"Volcano National Park, Hawaii", 22"x28", oil on canvas, 1997 $4,500 (U.S.A.)