In the Stillness of the MomentJo Galang
Oil painting on Stretched canvas New
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
20" h x 16" w x .62" d |1 lbs. 2 oz.
Port Coquitlam, Canada
Artist Jo Galang expresses a quiet nostalgia in her airy interpretations of the landscapes and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Her soft oil paintings capture the meditative sounds of rivers and waterfalls flowing past her easel. During the summer, she spends as much time as possible outside creating plein air sketches and studying the light on the landscape. As a young art student in the Philippines, Jo was privileged to study with the renowned painter Danilo Dalena, who she says encouraged her to be the artist she is today. "I believe my art looks simple enough that people have no idea how much time I have spent working on it," she says. When she is not painting, Jo and her husband enjoy taking road trips, playing cards and finding creative ways to spend time with their granddaughter.
Jo's wondrous painting of "The Beach House" now hangs on my wall, and I love looking at it every day. She captured everything that resonates about the "summer house theme" -- whisky tall grasses, well trodden sand, weathered old house overlooking the sea. There's a mood to this painting that stays with me day and night. Surely that's the key to successful art. She did it!