For the month of July, the Art Wall at the Central Branch will be featuring the art of Nuong T. Benoit.
Nuong studied traditional art in VietNam from 1976-1980 as well as the art of hair dressing which she practices to this day, along with cosmetology and nail art. In Saigon she opened a studio along with her hair salon where her creations were sought by many.
After escaping by boat she wound up in a refugee camp in Indonesia (Galang Island), where she became a very popular portrait artist for people working and living there.
After she came to Canada in 1983, the demands of running a salon and raising a child took precedent and she only occasionally would paint a portrait on request.
She rekindled her love of drawing in 2016, and In the past two years has been busy at the easel once again, adding landscapes and still life paintings to her portfolio as well as works in charcoal.
She loves to draw portraits and is once again available for hire.
Nuong can be contacted at email@example.com