Dang Xuan Bui is an 83 year-old artist who resides in Placentia, CA. He has been growing orchids for nearly 40 years. Dang has been a member of the American Orchid Society for over 30 years and has also been a part of various orchid societies in Southern California since his retirement in 1992.
He learned painting by taking classes at Illinois Central College and Bradley University in Peoria, IL. While living there, he was taught by several local artists from 1978-1992. His paintings were done mostly in acrylic, a colorful medium which lasts forever without ever fading or cracking. Growing orchids and painting are his hobbies. Since 1995, he has displayed his art work at the Fascination of Orchids International Show. Dang has also given free painting classes to members of the Orange County Orchid Society and Vietnamese Orchid Society in Garden Grove, California.
In 1995, he donated two of his paintings ("Orchid of Vietnam" and "Orchid of Guatemala") to the American Orchid Society which are now hung at the AOS Visitor Center in Del Ray Beach, Florida.
Quotes about Dang Bui and his work:
"Your two lovely paintings are here. They have been hung in our lobby area of the AOS Visitors Center and Botanical Garden and they look beautiful. Now the visitors who walk into our facility will be able to see your paintings in very good lighting. Your work is unique because you combine the botanically accurate orchids with enchanting landscapes. It’s as if the viewer could almost step into one of your paintings and walk through the forest and see the orchids."
Mr. Jim Watson, Editor Orchids magazine
"How many of you know that Dang Bui is an accomplished artist whose paintings are displayed at AOS Visitors Center in Florida? You may have seen some of his work at the Fascination of Orchids Show in years past. If so, you witnessed the results of extraordinary talent. While most artist draw, paint or sculpt orchids themselves. Dang paints them into realistic scenes as they grow naturally. Here are nine examples of his exquisite work. It is too bad that they must appear here in black and white. To see them in their full color glory, visit our website (www.Ocos.net) where Tom Raley has placed them for all to see. Dang Bui will offer another painting class in January. He did one two years ago and the people who attended it were enthusiastic. There will be no charge, but attendees will have to provide materials."
Mr. Roy Shall, President of Orange County Orchid Society
You will find several of his paintings of Orchids in jungle or Marine life scenery. The charming characteristics of the different orchid blossoms, fishes & corals are created forever with the vibrant colors, exotic beauty and given full attention. All of his paintings are original and unique.
Hope you enjoy some of his paintings.
Artist Seft Portrait in 1994 Acrylic on canvas 22x28
Dang xuan Bui Placentia, CA 92870 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchids of Vietnam
Orchids of Guatemala
Acrylic on Canvas 36'x18' Donated to American Orchid Society Displayed in the main hall 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach, Florida 33446-4351
Orchids & Waterfall Acrylic on canvas 60"x48"
Sapa & Orchids Acrylic on canvas 36"x48"
Australian orchids Acrylic on canvas 36"x48"
Orchids in Mexico Acrylic on canvas 36"X48"
Sông Đà orchids Acrylic on canvas 30"X40"
Orchids of Khanh Hoa Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"
Orchids of Lai Châu Acrylic on canvas 36"x18"
Cymbidium Glady Whitsell "The Charmer" Acrylic on canvas 36"x48"
Orchids at Ba Be lake Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"
Cymbidium lowianum & Paphiopedilum delenatii Arylic on canvas 36"x18"
Australian white parrots & orchids Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"
Disa uniflora & Phaius tankervillae Acrylic on canvas 36"x48"
Dendrobium lindleyii Wood cutting on bamboo sieve 32"
Lc. Trick or treat Acrylic on vanva5 36"x36"
Coelogyne citrina Acrylic on canvas 36"x36"
Dendrobium chrysotoxum & Koi fishes Acrylic on canvas 18"x24"
Macaw & Encyclia citrina Acrylic on canvas 18"x24"
Marine fishes & Corals Wood cutting on board 36"x48"
Naso lituratus & Pygolites diacanthus Acrylic on canvas 36"x48"