Earl Chun says he has always been an artist, as far back as he can remember.
He and his family moved from Hawaii to Arizona in 2016. That same year his high school art teacher passed. Those events rekindled a sleeping ember that he believes has always resided in him. He started sketching, doing pen and inks, watercolors, pastels, clay sculptures, basically whatever he could get his hands on to make art with. He began painting with acrylics in 2016 and he transitioned to oil painting in March of 2018.
Earl's influences include the following former teachers/artists: his father, Earl Chun; his high school art teacher, Bob Watson; his college professors/instructors, Dan Morris and Scott Lloyd; Bob Ross; Michael James Smith; along with Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, M.C. Escher, and Salvador Dali.
Earl is inspired by nature’s beautiful landscapes, as clearly evidenced in the incredible detail found in his paintings. More than one person has commented that it looks as if one could just pluck a leaf from his canvas. Come into Sedona Artist Market from 10 to 5 every day to see Earl's work.