Dave Alber, Self-Portrait at Swayambunath, Kathmandu, Nepal

2018
Oil on canvas
9.375 x 11.75 in

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Dave Alber, Self-Portrait at Swayambunath (Kathmandu, Nepal) is an oil painting by Travel Painter and Travel Writer Dave Alber. Swayambunath is the center of Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Mandala. The Kathmandu Valley is understood to be a mandala, which is to say an aesthetic and spiritual image of wholeness.

The Manjushri Purana describes the creation of the Kathmandu Valley as a mandala. Swayambunath is the spiritual center of Nepalese Buddhism, which is Vajrayana Buddhism and quite similar to Tibetan Buddhism. It is popularly known as monkey temple due to the many monkeys that inhabit this mountaintop temple.

Swayambunath is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and you must climb the mountain to reach the temple complex and stupa at the top.

David Alber, Self-Portrait at Swayambunath (Kathmandu, Nepal) is featured on the cover of the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Dave Alber, Self-Portrait at Swayambunath (Kathmandu, Nepal) is part of the ongoing series, Travel Art.

What does travel mean for you? Does it mean enjoying romantic sunsets on a faraway beach? Does it mean visiting the city of your dreams? Does it mean an adventurous journey to remote locations far off the beaten track; enriching yourself with a cultural experience; or exploring the depths of ancient civilizations?

“I hope that my Travel Art touches and enlivens your sense of fascination and wonder about the world we live in. I also hope that this Travel Art becomes a conversational bridge between your own unique travel experiences and the collective sharing of the magical quality of the journey. The truth is… we live in an amazing world and the continuity of art and culture is one of the great human contributions to that world. With Travel Art, I don’t aim to break this continuity — the shock of the new — but rather to add the “voice” of my brush (even in the smallest of ways) upon this long conversation of life enrichment that remains the sustained contribution of the transmission of art and culture through time.”

“As the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau once stated, ‘When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.’ Similarly, I hope my Travel Art inspires you to celebrate your own adventures — and maybe even commission a painting or two — and share the beauty of our discoveries in this magnificent world we share… together.”

Read more about Travel Art HERE! 
Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacher

Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

Chinese Garuda, Suzhou, China

2018
Gouache on paper
10.25 x 6.75 in

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Chinese Garuda (Suzhou, China) is an gouache painting by Travel Writer and Travel Painter Dave Alber. Chinese Garuda depicts a Chinese street cleaner on his three wheeled vehicle. The man wearing bright yellow riding in a cart with its large, seemingly bird-like, tail feathers reminded me of Hindu images of Vishnu riding Garuda found in Nepal and India.

Chinese Garuda (Suzhou, China) is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Chinese Garuda (Suzhou, China) is part of the ongoing series, “WAIGUOREN!”: Suzhou Through a Foreigner’s Eyes.

Have you ever lived abroad? How did people respond to you as a foreigner? What were some of the sights and experiences that you are grateful to have had due to your living — not simply tourist-ing — abroad? What comparisons and contrasts did you make between the foreign culture and your own? What were some of the odd experiences? The things that made you laugh out loud?

In Chinese, the word, “Waiguoren” means foreigner. And because China is a somewhat closed culture, it’s not uncommon for some locals to stare, point, or yell, “WAIGUOREN!” when seeing a foreigner.

“Living as an expat ‘WAIGUOREN!’ in Suzhou, China regularly opens my mind to wonder, despite the routine reminders of the cultural us/them dynamic specific to the situation. There’s something very special about overcoming the cultural rigidity of that dynamic and finding — with new friends— the commonality of laughter.”

Read more about “WAIGUOREN!” HERE! 
Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacher

Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

Article: “The Peacock Shop in Bhaktapur, Nepal” Nepali Renaissance

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Dave Alber’s article “The Peacock Shop in Bhaktapur, Nepal: An interview with Suyog Prajapati at The Peacock Shop” appeared in Nepali Renaissance: Earthquake Reconstruction & Cultural Revival in Nepal on June 21, 2018.

The Peacock Shop in Bhaktapur, Nepal” contains the following travel illustrations by Travel Writer Dave Alber:

Peacock Window (Bhaktapur, Nepal) 

A link to the article is here: “The Peacock Shop in Bhaktapur, Nepal: An interview with Suyog Prajapati at The Peacock Shop” appeared in Nepali Renaissance: Earthquake Reconstruction & Cultural Revival in Nepal on June 21, 2018.

The article “The Peacock Shop in Bhaktapur, Nepal: An interview with Suyog Prajapati at The Peacock Shop” is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 
Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacher

Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

Suzhou Center Mall in the Rain, East Side, Suzhou, China

2018
Gouache on paper
10 x 7.61 in

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Suzhou Center Mall in the Rain, East Side (Suzhou, China) is a gouache illustration for Dave Alber’s travel article on Suzhou Center.


Suzhou Center Mall in the Rain, East Side (Suzhou, China)
is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Suzhou Center Mall in the Rain, East Side (Suzhou, China) is part of the ongoing series, “WAIGUOREN!”: Suzhou Through a Foreigner’s Eyes.

Have you ever lived abroad? How did people respond to you as a foreigner? What were some of the sights and experiences that you are grateful to have had due to your living — not simply tourist-ing — abroad? What comparisons and contrasts did you make between the foreign culture and your own? What were some of the odd experiences? The things that made you laugh out loud?

In Chinese, the word, “Waiguoren” means foreigner. And because China is a somewhat closed culture, it’s not uncommon for some locals to stare, point, or yell, “WAIGUOREN!” when seeing a foreigner.

“Living as an expat ‘WAIGUOREN!’ in Suzhou, China regularly opens my mind to wonder, despite the routine reminders of the cultural us/them dynamic specific to the situation. There’s something very special about overcoming the cultural rigidity of that dynamic and finding — with new friends— the commonality of laughter.”

Read more about “WAIGUOREN!” HERE! 
Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacher

Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

Dushu Lake Church, Suzhou, China

2018
Oil on canvas
12 x 10 in

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Dushu Lake Church (Suzhou, China) is an oil painting by Travel Writer and Travel Painter Dave Alber. Dushu Lake Church is in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in Suzhou, China. The church is operated by the Suzhou International Fellowship, a non-denominational Christian Church serving the expat community in Suzhou.

Dushu Lake Church (Suzhou, China) is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Dushu Lake Church (Suzhou, China) is part of the ongoing series, “WAIGUOREN!”: Suzhou Through a Foreigner’s Eyes.

Have you ever lived abroad? How did people respond to you as a foreigner? What were some of the sights and experiences that you are grateful to have had due to your living — not simply tourist-ing — abroad? What comparisons and contrasts did you make between the foreign culture and your own? What were some of the odd experiences? The things that made you laugh out loud?

In Chinese, the word, “Waiguoren” means foreigner. And because China is a somewhat closed culture, it’s not uncommon for some locals to stare, point, or yell, “WAIGUOREN!” when seeing a foreigner.

“Living as an expat ‘WAIGUOREN!’ in Suzhou, China regularly opens my mind to wonder, despite the routine reminders of the cultural us/them dynamic specific to the situation. There’s something very special about overcoming the cultural rigidity of that dynamic and finding — with new friends— the commonality of laughter.”

Read more about “WAIGUOREN!” HERE! 
Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacher

Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

Peacock Window, Bhaktapur, Nepal

2018
Oil on canvas
12 x 10 in

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Peacock Window (Bhaktapur, Nepal) is an oil painting by Travel Painter and Travel Writer Dave Alber. The famous Peacock Window in Bhaktapur, Nepal is one of the greatest examples of woodworking in the world. It has been hailed as one of the finest pieces of Newari window work in Nepal.

Peacock Window (Bhaktapur, Nepal) is featured in the article “The Peacock Shop in Bhaktapur, Nepal: An interview with Suyog Prajapati at The Peacock Shop” for Nepali Renaissance.

Read the article HERE!

Peacock Window (Bhaktapur, Nepal) is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Peacock Window (Bhaktapur, Nepal) is part of the ongoing series, Travel Art.

What does travel mean for you? Does it mean enjoying romantic sunsets on a faraway beach? Does it mean visiting the city of your dreams? Does it mean an adventurous journey to remote locations far off the beaten track; enriching yourself with a cultural experience; or exploring the depths of ancient civilizations?

“I hope that my Travel Art touches and enlivens your sense of fascination and wonder about the world we live in. I also hope that this Travel Art becomes a conversational bridge between your own unique travel experiences and the collective sharing of the magical quality of the journey. The truth is… we live in an amazing world and the continuity of art and culture is one of the great human contributions to that world. With Travel Art, I don’t aim to break this continuity — the shock of the new — but rather to add the “voice” of my brush (even in the smallest of ways) upon this long conversation of life enrichment that remains the sustained contribution of the transmission of art and culture through time.”

“As the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau once stated, ‘When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.’ Similarly, I hope my Travel Art inspires you to celebrate your own adventures — and maybe even commission a painting or two — and share the beauty of our discoveries in this magnificent world we share… together.”

Read more about Travel Art HERE! 
Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacher

Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

Eating with Friends at Dachengfang Guanqian Night Market, Suzhou, China

2018
Gouache on paper
12 x 10 in

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Eating with Friends at Dachengfang Guanqian Night Market (Suzhou, China) is a gouache illustration of friends eating at a Chinese night market. The night market is the Dachengfang Guanqian Night Market to the west of the Temple of Mystery in Leqiao, Suzhou.

Please contact Dave Alber to purchase the original.

and…

Fine art print collectors may invest in a fine art print of Eating with Friends at Dachengfang Guanqian Night Market (Suzhou, China) here.

Eating with Friends at Dachengfang Guanqian Night Market (Suzhou, China) is featured in the article “Getting Social at Suzhou’s Night Market” for the May 28, 2018 issue of the Suzhou Review newspaper.

Read the article HERE! 

Eating with Friends at Dachengfang Guanqian Night Market (Suzhou, China) is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Eating with Friends at Dachengfang Guanqian Night Market (Suzhou, China) is part of the ongoing series, “WAIGUOREN!”: Suzhou Through a Foreigner’s Eyes.

Have you ever lived abroad? How did people respond to you as a foreigner? What were some of the sights and experiences that you are grateful to have had due to your living — not simply tourist-ing — abroad? What comparisons and contrasts did you make between the foreign culture and your own? What were some of the odd experiences? The things that made you laugh out loud?

In Chinese, the word, “Waiguoren” means foreigner. And because China is a somewhat closed culture, it’s not uncommon for some locals to stare, point, or yell, “WAIGUOREN!” when seeing a foreigner.

“Living as an expat ‘WAIGUOREN!’ in Suzhou, China regularly opens my mind to wonder, despite the routine reminders of the cultural us/them dynamic specific to the situation. There’s something very special about overcoming the cultural rigidity of that dynamic and finding — with new friends— the commonality of laughter.”

Read more about “WAIGUOREN!” HERE! 
Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacher

Dave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

“WAIGUARAN!”

2018
Gouache on paper
7.1 x 10 in

“WAIGUARAN!” (Suzhou, China) is a gouache painting of a boy and his grandfather riding home in a bicycle rickshaw. They boy is surprised at seeing a foreigner (“waiguaran”).

“WAIGUARAN!” (Suzhou, China) is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

“WAIGUARAN!” (Suzhou, China) is the signature image for the ongoing series, “WAIGUOREN!”: Suzhou Through a Foreigner’s Eyes.

Have you ever lived abroad? How did people respond to you as a foreigner? What were some of the sights and experiences that you are grateful to have had due to your living — not simply tourist-ing — abroad? What comparisons and contrasts did you make between the foreign culture and your own? What were some of the odd experiences? The things that made you laugh out loud?

In Chinese, the word, “Waiguoren” means foreigner. And because China is a somewhat closed culture, it’s not uncommon for some locals to stare, point, or yell, “WAIGUOREN!” when seeing a foreigner.

“Living as an expat ‘WAIGUOREN!’ in Suzhou, China regularly opens my mind to wonder, despite the routine reminders of the cultural us/them dynamic specific to the situation. There’s something very special about overcoming the cultural rigidity of that dynamic and finding — with new friends— the commonality of laughter.”

Read more about “WAIGUOREN!” HERE! 

Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacherDave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

 

Comic: Bedding Shanghai

Dave Alber’s comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the annual Shanghai Erotic Fiction Contest, which was part of the Shanghai International Literary Festival sponsored by That’s Shanghai Magazine.

Bedding Shanghai contains many travel illustrations by Dave Alber:

Bedding Shanghai, page 1
• Bedding Shanghai, page 2
• Bedding Shanghai, 2-page spread

All of which are available as prints.

Fine art print collectors may invest in a fine art print of Bedding Shanghai here.

At a forthcoming exhibit, original art will be made available of the following pieces:

• Shanghai Puxi
• Shanghai Pudong
• Fluid
• Heaven and Earth United
• Thrusting, Thrusting, Thrusting
• Breasts Swelling With Milk
• I’m Bewildered Inside My Expectant Lover

Some of these pieces may be sold together in one framed piece of art.

Please contact Dave Alber to purchase the original.

Bedding Shanghai is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Bedding Shanghai is part of the ongoing series, Travel Art.

What does travel mean for you? Does it mean enjoying romantic sunsets on a faraway beach? Does it mean visiting the city of your dreams? Does it mean an adventurous journey to remote locations far off the beaten track; enriching yourself with a cultural experience; or exploring the depths of ancient civilizations?

“I hope that my Travel Art touches and enlivens your sense of fascination and wonder about the world we live in. I also hope that this Travel Art becomes a conversational bridge between your own unique travel experiences and the collective sharing of the magical quality of the journey. The truth is… we live in an amazing world and the continuity of art and culture is one of the great human contributions to that world. With Travel Art, I don’t aim to break this continuity — the shock of the new — but rather to add the “voice” of my brush (even in the smallest of ways) upon this long conversation of life enrichment that remains the sustained contribution of the transmission of art and culture through time.”

“As the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau once stated, ‘When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.’ Similarly, I hope my Travel Art inspires you to celebrate your own adventures — and maybe even commission a painting or two — and share the beauty of our discoveries in this magnificent world we share… together.”

Read more about Travel Art HERE! 

Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacherDave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

Join the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club to receive your art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations

Thank you for being part of the Travel Art Adventurer’s Club family.

Warmly,

Copyright Dave Alber 2018

 

Lady He (He Xiangu) of the Eight Immortals

2018
Gouache on paper
8.27 x 11.7 in

How intimate are your encounters with legend, myth, and spiritual mystery? What services and ceremonies have you joined? Who are the heroes of myth and religion that you most identify with? Are there any characters from foreign myth and legend that always make you smile?

Lady He (He Xiangu) of the Eight Immortals is a gouache illustration by Travel Writer Dave Alber. Lady He is the only female of the 8 Taoist Immortals. I visited a shrine to He Xiangu in Henan, China as described in the article Ancestors and Immortals. In legend Lady He is a celibate physician and an inspirational figure for practitioners of Chinese Medicine.

This painting was published in Dave Alber’s article “Ancestors and Immortals: a Foreigner’s Introduction to Ching Ming Festival” which appeared in Suzhou, China’s Open Magazine, Issue 138, April 2018.

Read the article HERE!

Lady He (He Xiangu) of the Eight Immortals is featured in the art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art 2018: Part 1: Intimations.

Only the rare art catalogue can take you on journeys to faraway places and help you bridge cultural understanding with an immersed experience in the traveler’s journey.

Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations contains:

• 23 paintings reflecting life in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
• 4 travel articles
• 2 pages of hand painted comic art
• as well as the artist’s statement and biography

Read more about Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations HERE! 

Lady He (He Xiangu) of the Eight Immortals is part of the ongoing series, Travel Art.

What does travel mean for you? Does it mean enjoying romantic sunsets on a faraway beach? Does it mean visiting the city of your dreams? Does it mean an adventurous journey to remote locations far off the beaten track; enriching yourself with a cultural experience; or exploring the depths of ancient civilizations?

“I hope that my Travel Art touches and enlivens your sense of fascination and wonder about the world we live in. I also hope that this Travel Art becomes a conversational bridge between your own unique travel experiences and the collective sharing of the magical quality of the journey. The truth is… we live in an amazing world and the continuity of art and culture is one of the great human contributions to that world. With Travel Art, I don’t aim to break this continuity — the shock of the new — but rather to add the “voice” of my brush (even in the smallest of ways) upon this long conversation of life enrichment that remains the sustained contribution of the transmission of art and culture through time.”

“As the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau once stated, ‘When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.’ Similarly, I hope my Travel Art inspires you to celebrate your own adventures — and maybe even commission a painting or two — and share the beauty of our discoveries in this magnificent world we share… together.”

Read more about Travel Art HERE! 

Dave Alber author, writer, content creator, information products, college professor, college teacher, english teacherDave Alber is a Travel Painter whose illustrations have appeared most recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival’s Erotic Fiction Contest. For a limited time, Dave’s art catalogue Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations can be preordered for free at DaveAlber.com. Longer bio and Artist Statement here.

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