I'm a self trained oil painter based in Los Angeles, CA, born and raised on O'ahu, Hawai'i.
My work blurs the line between realism and surrealism, paying homage to the majesty of the natural world. I often create new creatures and new habitats, highlighting the interconnectedness of nature and the endless possibilities of evolution. My work is highly rendered, minutely depicting the idiosyncrasies of my subjects, bringing them to life.
My love for nature has guided my work to raising awarness of the threats to the species I love. Cliamte change, habitat loss, invasive species and so many more manmade issue challenge the survival of our wonderous natural world and I hope my work inspires awe and love in those who view it and leads to action and protection.
I invite you to check out my website where you can see more of work, learn more about me and puruse my webstore where I have prints, postcards, stickers and sometimes originals available. JonChingArt.com