Samir Sammoun was born in a quaint Lebanese village perched atop the Chouf Mountain, 40 km south of Beirut. To this day, this Modern Impressionist artist vividly recalls the colorful Mediterranean landscape of his childhood.
Dynamic yet contemplative, exacting yet inexhaustibly versatile, J. C. Seo is a complex artist with a rare gift and a spectacular eye. Respected internationally for mastery of romantic realism, his works are included in fine art collections and galleries throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the National Museum in his native Korea.
As a fine artist, Miro believes that art, at its best, is seeing life in new and exciting ways, not as rote formula. His paintings are bursting with life, energy, color and constant change. “Just a wonderful mess and a beautiful noise”, as he puts it.
Eric Unser was raised on a farm in Southampton County, Virginia. After earning a fine art degree from Virginia Tech in 1977, he got married and started a family. Eric worked in many fields – graphic artist, musician, carpenter, and truck driver, before finding the perfect career as a Scenic Artist in Virginia Beach.
Jian Wu graduated from Art College of Qing Hua University (former Central Art and Crafts College of China) in 1984, relocated to the United States to study western art in 1987 and received Master of Fine Art degree in 2000 from The Academy of Art University of San Francisco while teaching at the University as a member of the faculty.