"Leon" Tho Cao
My paintings are a means of expressing what I find is beautiful. The beauty of the human form and structure with its diverse shapes and gestures capture my interest. I hope to create artwork that inspires and documents the beauty of the human figure.

To express the romantic mood in my oil on canvas paintings, I use many brush works to create a warm and exciting color palette. The uses of these various brush strokes create interesting textures on the paintings and give them an appealing look. One brush stoke I use frequently is a loose brush stroke. I use loose brush strokes in the background and tone down its value so that it does not compete with the figure.

The use of warm and exciting colors helps provoke the feelings of tenderness. Viewers will be able to sense the warmth from the figure. For my paintings, I hope viewers can see the beauty of the human forms.