Born in Hong Kong, China in 1964, Lun Tse grew up in a bustling family. One of ten siblings, including a twin brother, Tse's parents named their son "Lun" which translates to "dragon" in English, thus destining their son for greatness. Tse's work -- which melds bold, rich color, thoughtful brushstrokes and delicate imagery brings to mind this traditional Chinese symbol, a creature both possessing elegance and commanding power.
In 1967, Tse's family relocated to the lively borough of Chinatown in San Francisco. They then moved to Salinas, California, a decision that prompted Tse to explore his artistic talents. In Salinas, his twin began writing, which sparked Tse's own innate desire to create. He began drawing intricate illustrations to accompany his brother's unique stories.
Throughout Tse's years as an artist, he has discovered the unique technique of sponge painting. This technique provides a different and unique dimension of painting he could not achieve with a traditional brush. He is a master of sponge painting and has published several instructional books on this subject.
Tse's work has been displayed at many nationally and internationally acclaimed trade fairs and fine galleries. His pieces, often large-scale landscapes or floral motifs, possess a dreamlike quality that is mesmerizing, but precise. Tse's breathtaking style is marked by hazily blended vibrant colors and wispy brushstrokes. Each piece he creates has its own special story that often recalls Tse's diverse upbringing, spanning two very different continents and cultures.
"I find great satisfaction in creating artworks that are done well," Lun says. "To have them well received by any audience brings a total sense of accomplishment. When a collector takes my artwork for their own to enrich their homes -- this gives me a sense of contribution."