Sun Hong was an extraordinary artist as he mastered a range of art media: oil painting, watercolors, ink sketches and calligraphy. He found his calling after seeing the artwork of paper cut puppets at the age of 5, and thereafter continued living, breathing and creating fine arts. He garnered numerous awards and accolades including the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) award for his ultra detailed illustrations of the human anatomy that have been used by numerous teaching hospitals.

 

Sun Hong was a fan of robust cowboys who ride bucking horses and bulls. He wanted to capture the free cowboy spirit and the raw power of these animals sitting underneath them. So after countless days meticulously studying the cowboys riding styles, the animals’ wild behavior and the dances they perform together, Sun Hong applied ink with his own hand-made steel pen to create these amazing and unique style sketches. Former President George W. Bush, an avid Texan rancher enthusiastically included Sun Hong’s “Western Spirit” lithographs of horse riding cowboys and bull bucking riders in his private collection.

 


 

 

Sun Hong was traveling to Seattle for the first time. Although he had the intention to just sight see, Sun Hong was struck by the wide spectrum of colorful, vibrant and passionate people that he came across. Upon resonating with this new found wealth of fulfilled locals, he immediately search out to find the necessary supplies to create this series of watercolors. His masterful choice of colors and intense strokes brought out the vivid images that pierced through his eyes. The results were images that told rich and meaningful stories of people engaging and expressing a high degree of satisfaction of being content in that very moment in time. 

Sun Hong captured the wide spectrum of colorful, vibrant and passionate people that he came across when visiting Seattle for the very first time. His masterful choice of colors and intense strokes brought out the vivid images that pierced through his eyes. The results were images that told rich and meaningful stories of people engaging and expressing a high degree of satisfaction of being content in that very moment in time.