Working mostly in oils and occasionally watercolor and pastels, Quang Ho's subject matter ranges from still-life, landscapes, interiors, and dancers, to figuratives. "Subject matter is not really important to me. I can find visual excitement all around me, as well as on the canvas - from a knot on a tree, graceful limp of a flower wilting, to a juxtaposition of a few simple shapes and colors… inspirations are inexhaustible."
Quang was born in Hue, Vietnam in 1963. He immigrated to the United States in 1975 and is now a U.S. Citizen. His artistic interests began at the early age of three and continued through grade school, high school and art school, and have led him to an exciting and successful painting profession. In 1980, at age 16, Quang held his first one-man-show at Tomorrows Masters Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The exhibit was a smashing success for the high school sophomore. In 1982, Quang's mother was killed in a tragic auto accident leaving him the responsibility of raising four younger brothers and a six-year-old sister. That same year, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship. At CIA Quang studied painting under Rene Bruhin, whom Quang credits with developing the foundation for his artistic understanding. Ho graduated from CIA in 1985 with Best Portfolio Award for the graduating class. Art dealer Mikkel Saks discovered Quang’s talent and promoted him in his gallery which has led to much success. He also teaches at the Denver Art Students League.
Adrienne Stein’s paintings celebrate the natural world through bold, vibrant color. The lush magical environments and figures she depicts form the nexus between reality and fantasy, expressed through a world of symbolic imagery. Direct observation of nature coalesces with memory, imagination, art history, folklore, archetypes, and natural elements that are fueled by a sense of personal, as well as universal myth. Adrienne is inspired by her travel experiences and the beauty of her garden surrounding the Pennsylvania home she shares with her husband, artist and Ladew’s other 2023 artist-in-residence, Quang Ho, and their son.
Adrienne is an award-winning American artist living and working in Pennsylvania and Colorado. She holds an MFA from Boston University and a BFA Magna Cum Laude from Laguna College of Art & Design. Adrienne has studied under many gifted and influential instructors throughout the United States, France, and Italy.