Travel Art: Suzhou Hilton 360°

Suzhou Hilton 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. The Suzhou Hilton — or DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou — designed by architect Hiroshi Miyakawa is one of the signature examples of contemporary architecture in Suzhou. In this 360° painting, Suzhou’s newest architecture, DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is rendered in the longstanding Eastern tradition of Chinese ink painting, yet completed with oil glazes in the Western renaissance tradition of grisaille.

Travel Art: Temple of Mystery (Xuanmiao) 360°

Temple of Mystery (Xuanmiao) 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. The Temple of Mystery (Xuanmiao) is a large Taoist temple in the heart of old Suzhou. The large wooden sculpture of Taoist sage Tai San Lao Jin is visible through the doorway while the bronze sculpture of Lau Tsu’s ox (a symbol of solidity) stands in the courtyard.

Travel Art: Suzhou Center 360°

Suzhou Center 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. Suzhou Center contains the Suzhou Center Mall, W Hotel, and Gate to the East skyscraper, among its other buildings. In this 360° painting, Suzhou’s newest architecture is rendered in the longstanding Eastern tradition of Chinese ink painting, yet completed with oil glazes in the Western renaissance tradition of grisaille.

Travel Art: Twin Pagodas 360°

Twin Pagodas 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. The twin pagodas are a Suzhou landmark. Resembling two ink brushes, they are a symbol of Suzhou’s success in academic affairs, particularly in the dynastic exam system.

Travel Art: Masai Woman at Mount Kenya

Masai Woman at Mount Kenya is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2019Oil on canvas19.63 x 23.63 in (50 x 60 cm) Dave created this painting for the 2019 Charity Art Auction for Kenyan Schoolchildren and the exhibition … Continued

Travel Art: Ancient Canal in Suzhou, China

Ancient Canal in Suzhou, China is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2019Oil on canvas19.63 x 23.63 in (50 x 60 cm) “Sunset over the ancient canal in a city that straddles both the old and the new.” … Continued

Travel Writing: “The Masai of Kenya”

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Masai Mythology: The Sun and the Moon African mythology is often misunderstood as being fairly singular or uniform. However, there is great diversity to African Mythology. Take Masai (or Maasai) Mythology for example. Masai Mythology reflects the life ways of a … Continued

Travel Art: An Offering of Marigolds on the Remains of a Durbur Square Temple After the 2015 Earthquake: Kathmandu, Nepal

An Offering of Marigolds on the Remains of a Durbur Square Temple After the 2015 Earthquake: Kathmandu, Nepal is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2019Oil on canvas19.63 x  27. 55 in (50 x 70 cm) “I re-visited Nepal … Continued

Travel Art: Alone: Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA

Alone: Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2019Oil on canvas19.63 x  27. 55 in (50 x 70 cm)  “The American tradition, whether in fine art or classical music, is defined by its return … Continued

Travel Art: The Verticality of Laughter: A Joke Amongst Acolytes at Tiger Hill Pagoda, Suzhou, China

The Verticality of Laughter: A Joke Amongst Acolytes at Tiger Hill Pagoda, Suzhou, China is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2018Oil on canvas19.63 x 23.63 in (50 x 60 cm) “In Chinese landscape paintings, human figures are … Continued