Hiu Lai Chong Show Opens August 5, 2017!

“Joy of Light” new paintings by artist Hiu Lai Chong opens at James J. Rieser Fine Art on Saturday, August 5, 2017. We will have an artist reception from noon – 3 pm.  Hiu Lai will also do a portrait painting demonstration outside our gallery in Su Vecino Court.

You can see the available show paintings here on our web site: “Joy of Light” Show Paintings.

“Lake El Estero, Monterey” 16×20 oil on canvas/board




We first met Hiu Lai in 2012.  We purchased her award-winning painting “Lake El Estero” at the 2012 Carmel Art Festival.





“Ready?” 16×16 oil on canvas laid down on board




Hiu Lai is a master of color and composition.  We love how she can find subject matter in out of the way places and times of day that most artists would never see.  Take a look at the composition and perspective in “Ready?”  It reminds us of some of the Bay Area Figurative painters of the 1950’s and 1960’s.  A great painting for dog-friendly Carmel!






“Passing Through the Gate” 24×36 oil on canvas



In “Passing Through the Gate” you see a bird’s-eye view of a freighter coming into San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge.  Most of the bridge is suggested by the afternoon shadow cast on the bay and freighter.





Hiu Lai has been featured in Southwest Art magazine, Plain Air magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.  She has participated in many prestigious shows across the country, including our local Carmel Art Festival, the Laguna Beach Art Festival, and the Maui Plain Air Invitational.  She has participated in several shows sponsored by the Irvine Museum, and the annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition at the Autry Museum.  You can she Hiu Lai’s biography, including a list of shows and awards, here on our web site: Biography, Shows and Awards.