Chinese Paintings 2017- 19
Chinese Paintings 2017 - 19

These paintings are dedicated to the people who are still on their way approaching their dreams. 

Dawn 18" x 18" Water-based pigment on silk  2018
Alexis 18' x 18" Water-based pigment on silk  2018
A Music Dream 29" x 21" Water-based pigment on watercolor paper  2018
The Bridge Builders—Helen Foster Snow & An-Wei  20" x 27" Water-based pigment on paper  2017  
Commissioned work by Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
       In September of 2017 Southern Utah University held a big event in celebration of the life and achievements of Cedar City native, Helen Foster Snow. Helen Foster Snow (September 21, 1907 – January 11, 1997) was an American journalist who was born in Cedar City, Utah.  Snow had an historic impact on journalism with her work in China, Korea, and Japan. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1982 and 1984 for her work, connection and “friendship bridge” with the Chinese people. An-Wei is a Chinese translator. He spends many years of selfless dedication in his work of trying to educate the populace about Helen Snow and her many important achievements to which he is a living testament of just one man can do. This painting depicts the old Helen and young An-Wei's friendship between generations.
Helen Foster Snow
An-Wei
The Dimonds' Visiting with Edgar Snow, Water-based pigment on silk , 35" x 39"   2018   
Commissioned work by The Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, Kansas City, MO
      This painting depicts a scene based on a historical meeting. In late 1960's when Mary Clark Dimond and her husband Dr. E. Grey Dimond-the founders of The Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, visited Edgar Snow at his home in Switzerland. Researching the historical records and related photos, I imagined and represented the meeting between Edgar Snow and the Dimonds'. 
     Edgar Snow (July 17, 1905 – February 15, 1972), a journalist born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He traveled to Shanghai in 1928, and stayed in China for thirteen years. 
    Dr. Dimond, who founded the University of Missouri-Kansas City's School of Medicine, met Edgar Snow at a 1965 peace conference in Dublin, New Hampshire. Dimond was intrigued by Snow’s observations and insights gleaned from his 13 years in China and agreed that there was no hope in achieving a stable world, let alone peace, while ignoring 1/5 of the world’s population. 
     The Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation is now operated by a non- profit board of directors as a registered nonprofit support organization of University of Missouri-Kansas City.
     
Edgar Snow
Mary Clark Dimond
Dr. Dimond
The Dream Seekers, Water-based pigment on silk , 47" x 35"   2019

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Chinese Paintings 2017- 19
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