are Stephen and Weiwei. We met and fell in love in Guilin,
China while Stephen was on a job assignment in 1997. Over
the next few years our relationship deepened and we decided
to get married. After overcoming the numerous bureaucratic
hurdles, Weiwei came to the US and we were married.
year 2003, we were on another job assignment in Louisville, Kentucky,
and saw some Jinshan Peasant Paintings for the first time at
an Asian Art Fair. We
were amazed by the bright colors and vivid depiction of daily
life in rural China. All we knew was that the paintings were
from a place called Jinshan, somewhere in China and we wanted
to own a few.
next trip to China we were determined to find Jinshan. As luck
would have it, we were staying in Shanghai and we found out that
Jinshan is a district of Shanghai. We went to the Jinshan
Peasant Painting Academy and met the vice dean of the academy Mr. Zhu
who was also a painter, he was very glad that we liked Jinshan
Peasant Paintings, and authorized us to promote the sales.
Jinshan Peasant Painting Academy three times since then, and
every time we brought back more beautiful peasant paintings.
to travel to China for business and to visit family and we always
look for new examples of folk art to add to our collection and
to this Web site. In the future we plan to add some new sections
with the new treasures we find.