Hoi An Ancient Town in the heart of a UK artist

By Nguyen Kim Bao |

(QNO) - Visiting Hoi An city in a week, UK famous artist Bridget March finished 60 original drawings and water colour sketches about the landscapes and different aspects of Hoi An Ancient Town. Before coming to Vietnam in September 2012, March had worked as an products designer, art designing freelance for some fashion magazines and art lectures in the UK. For more than 20 years  of  becoming fond with the easel, Bridget March has done hundred of paintings and drawings on Scotland and northern England, most of them were highly valued by the international artists.

Artist Bridget March.
Artist Bridget March.

“Hoi An casts a spell on all who visit with this city. It attracts tourists with ancient streets, colourful shops, the temples with many people praying and the bustling cafes. Surrounding it is a verdant landscape of paddy fields and crowded fields with farmers working in the crops. Running through is a beautiful river that once made Hoi An one of the busiest trading post on the East Sea. Only 3 km away from the central city is the most beautiful beach in all Vietnam, running like a silver strand on the way up to Da Nang city…,” Bridget March said.

Reportedly, Bridget March’s art works named “A Week in Hoi An”  will be exhibited in Ho Chi Minh city from 7-14  September  2013 at Vin Gallery, No. 4 Le Van Mien Street, district 2. After that they will be printed and published in the UK.

Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.
Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.
Jack fruit lady on Hoi An street.
Jack fruit lady on Hoi An street.
Sleeping cyclo.
Sleeping cyclo.
Boat on Hoai River.
Boat on Hoai River.

By Nguyen Kim Bao