From a post by Diana Hsieh, on her blog NoodleFood:
Last week, I received my much-coveted print of Bryan Larsen's painting Ready for the Day. It was my first purchase from Quent Cordair Fine Art, and I've been nothing but pleased with the experience.
This painting was love at first sight for me. When I look at it, I don't feel like I'm looking at a stranger: I feel like I'm seeing myself in some ideal way. I experience that calm ease of preparing myself, mentally and physically, for some important work that I've chosen for myself. I love that feeling, and this painting seems to capture that so perfectly for me, in a very immediate and intimate way...
See the comments section for at least a dozen wonderful responses from Diana's readers, many of whom are already QCFA clients, and many of whom will be....
To the wonderful artists at Quent Cordair Fine Art,
I would like to express my extreme gratitude for your wonderful work. If ever I am feeling the need for inspiration or simple rejuvenation, I need only to point my browser at your website to recall the reasons why I love this earth and my existence on it (unfortunately, living on the East Coast makes it difficult to see the gallery in person). I hope to soon be able to afford a piece of my own. I have never felt the desire to thank anyone in the way I am doing now, so please forgive me for what is truly an inadequate expression of the gratefulness I feel for the emotions your work inspires (of course, anyone capable of producing such art has found such joy in his work that any outside gratitude can only be icing on an already wonderful cake). I am reminded of a scene of one of my favorite books, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, in which a young man at the start of his life views a work of perfection created by Howard Roark and is given the fuel to live his life. "Thank you" is all that the young man said.
Warmest regards, with a promise of future patronage,
S Levy, NY
I was touring the cordair.com website today. The moment I saw your "Motive Force", I knew who she was. I didn't need to see a explanation. While staring at her, for a moment, I lost my breath. As I continued to look through the site and at more of your work, it was apparent that you have some of the same influences as do I.
Though I've spent countless hours imagining the world and the characters of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead", your paintings brought them to life. In today's world where insanity and incompetence seem to have beaten reason and achievement into submission, I was relieved to see at least one other person has "traveled" to Galt's Gultch. If you ever determine its exact location, please drop me a line.
Keep up the fine work. Don't lose the inspiration. Today, you've gained a fan.
Jude Kaider, WI
I was at your gallery last Sunday. And I was just at awe and in deep admiration of the works of Mr. Han Wu Shen. The colors are just so vivid and vibrant, and the details are just amazingly real. To sum it all up, all I can say is WOW!
I like paintings and drawings because this has been something that really close to my heart. I grew up looking at pictures of paintings of Micheangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrant, Degas, Tintoretto, Monet, Manet, Vermeer and other well-known masters. Their works never cease to inspire. However, I have not admired the works of any living artist since I saw the works of Mr. Han Wu Shen. He is now one of my favorites.
I just stumbled upon your work via the internet. I wasn't looking for it. When I saw your piece, "There's Opportunity Here," my heart leapt. It is an updated version (Boeing 747) of my brother's life. Chic Burlingame lived for airplanes. We have photos of him clutching them as a toddler. I suppose he was no different than many young boys of his generation, enraptured with flight. The difference is, Chic worked his whole life to fulfill that dream. He went to the U.S. Naval Academy and became an elite, carrier-based aviator. He served 25 years, 8 active and 17 as a reservist, joining American Airlines in 1979. He flew Boeing 767/757 aircraft.
Chic was murdered in the cockpit of his airplane on September 11, 2001. He died the day before his 52nd birthday. We will never get over his death. We miss him terribly. He was my big brother.
I love your painting because it embodies Chic. He was an aeronautical engineer. He started building planes when he was in kindergarten. He was an optimist. He viewed all problems as opportunities. He believed in encouraging people around him to strive for their own personal best. He was always looking up.
I love that your work celebrates human endeavor and is infused with emotion. There is a spirituality to it which is sadly lacking from mimimalism, so popular in the art world today. People are hungry for work like yours. Keep at it. We need it.
I just wanted to tell you how uplifting this web site is, I am only sixteen years old, but I spent the day searching for art, good art, inspirational art, and I found it here. So many other websites I have visited showed the same disgusting post modernist art that sickens me. Thank you for host creating this web site, you don't need to respond I just wanted to express my relief that there still are artists of value in the world.
I am definitely going to visit your site more in the future. It's a beacon of inspiration that I take pride in viewing. When I'm older and have the financial means, I will purchase some of the art from your web site. "The Self-Made Man" was my favorite of everything I have viewed so far. I may be moving to California within the year, the San Diego area, and I would love to make the pilgrimage to your gallery.
I have told those who would understand the meaning of the art you display about your website and they are also very ecstatic about it. Hopefully, in about ten years, you will have a group of four very ardent purchasers of items in your gallery.
Patrick Keeley, Columbia, IL
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