Friday, July 11, 2008

Art de Famille

My sister told me the other day that I am raising Sofia to be an artist. I was so happy - because I thought all this craziness around her might not be so healthy. That got me thinking about how I was raised and how my parents raised a family of artists. All of my brothers and sisters have great talent, thanks to my mom and dad.
My mom is an artist and my dad exposed us to design by filling our home with art from around the world. I thought I would introduce some of the talent in my family. First up is John Meng. John studied architecture for many years and decided that a scheduled life was not for him. John is an artist in the true sense of the word. He is a master painter, crafter and all around general idea man. Here is a look at some of the paintings he has hung in my home the last few months.

I am struck by John's sense of color and balance - his paintings almost look as if they are photographs. His ability to add just enough detail without going overboard is what makes him a great artist.

1 comment:

molly said...

funny. i was just going to write a post about mr. john meng. and i still will, but it was good to see him here too!