Artist of the Moment: Quang Ho

    An illustration from Ansel and the Great Tree

Quang Ho is a busy man. In September he participated in the Western
Visions show at the National Wildlife Museum
in Jackson, WY. In October his paintings popped up in a
group show at Gallery 1261 in Denver.
In December Ho is participating in the American Art Invitational at Denver’s Saks Galleries
as well as another presentation at Gallery 1261.


At times the Colorado
artist and his paintings seem to be downright ubiquitous. But the truth is that
for most of this year Ho has devoted his creative energies to completing
illustrations for a children’s book, Ansel
and the Great Tree.
The book has just been published and the images are
both beautiful and sensitively rendered. They compliment a touching tale
written by Ho’s mother-in-law, Rose Switzer.


The book tells the story of a village and a little boy,
Ansel, who tries to save a tree. The tale is timeless, but the narrative also has
a subtle message about our planet today, and one small person can make a
difference. In other words, it doesn’t always take a village. The book is
available for purchase at and includes a DVD with narration by
Switzer and a musical score composed by her son, Matthew Switzer, who is a
conductor and cellist. –Bonnie

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