QuynhAnh Vu

In my traditional work, I try to paint what a photograph cannot emulate: a movement of life through use of color. It starts with a desire to capture a moment in all its extremes: the intensity of a blue, the reflection of lights on buildings, and the warmth of the afternoon sky. Then, by exploring the differences of mood and composition between a house on the corner of my neighborhood to the bustling streets of Santa Ana, I ask myself how can I bring the scenes before me to life by use of color, design, or texture. I am able to record the relationships between humans and nature through oils, a medium that allows me to be flexible in accordance to the ever-changing tune of our environment.

It is my goal to make unfamiliar scenes familiar, the colors in each piece evoking an accessible experience where viewers can come away with a renewed wonder in the realities they live.

My future plans… I want to be an artist who (hypothetically) would live with her 3 cats in downtown Montreal.
My advice for my younger OCSA Classmates-
Make sure to spend your high school career having fun; memories define you more than tests and numerical scores do in the long run.

11th, 12th Show Invite

Project Gallery

Tangerine Afternoon_11x14in_Oil
Tangerine Afternoon_11x14in_Oil
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Yen Character Sheet_ Digital Media
Yen Character Sheet_ Digital Media
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Strawberry Sunset_11x14in_Oil on Canvas
Strawberry Sunset_11x14in_Oil on Canvas
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Celestial Bodies triptych_5x8in_ Watercolor on Paper
Celestial Bodies triptych_5x8in_ Watercolor on Paper
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Self Portrait_11x14in_ Oil on Canvas
Self Portrait_11x14in_ Oil on Canvas
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R3D_12x18in_Oil on Canvas
R3D_12x18in_Oil on Canvas
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Mara_s Adventures_A5_Digital Painting
Mara_s Adventures_A5_Digital Painting
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Mara_s Character Sheet_ digital media
Mara_s Character Sheet_ digital media
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Blueberry Evening_11x14in_Oil on Canvas
Blueberry Evening_11x14in_Oil on Canvas
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Complementary_12x18 in_ Oil on Canvas
Complementary_12x18 in_ Oil on Canvas
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Mara Storyboard
Mara Storyboard
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