What drives an artist? For some, it’s passion, for others, it’s necessity. For Kim Ly, it’s both. Kim Ly first picked up the brush out of desperation to provide for his family. He is proficient in an array of mediums ranging from water colours to oil paints; and it is clear he loves what he does.
His stylised portrayals of the surrounding countryside, temples, and everyday life in Cambodia offer insight into not only the landscape of the Kingdom, but the quiet beauty of her people. As a polio survivor confined to a wheelchair, Kim Ly often includes a small image of a person in a wheelchair in his artwork.
We are proud to share Kim Ly’s work with you because each piece is more than a work of art – it is a work of heart.