Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Pygmy Hogs - Garden of Impermanence by Martin Hsu

The Pygmy Hog (Porcula Salvania), a critically endangered suid now only found in Assam, India. Adults are about 21.5-28" long, while piglets are born with golden stripes. Current world population less than 150 individuals due to human encroachment and habitat loss.

'Garden of Impermanence' by Martin Hsu, a new ongoing series of personal paintings to raise awareness and highlight conservation efforts for endangered species in our natural world.

'Pygmy Hogs', original painting on wood, 2019.

Research images and material by Joel Sartore and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Learn more about their conservation efforts on

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Happy Year of the Pig- Mettā Paintings

2019 marks the Lunar Calendar's 12th zodiac - 
the much beloved pigs, boars, and hogs.

I'm excited to continue my Mettā series - small works inspired by
Chinese calligraphy, Taiwanese textile, world folk art, and
Mettā, the philosophy and practice of universal love.

Original artwork to inspire warmth, good will, and happiness within.

Paintings and prints available on - Shop

Happy Year of the Piggies, my friends.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Happy 78th Birthday, Hayao Miyazaki-sensei!

Hayao Miyazaki-sensei turns 78 years old on January 5th, 2019.

Feel free to use any of these images I've created to

wish him a very Happy Birthday. 

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Interview and 2018 birthday artwork on Nerdist

Artwork and prints available online

‘Morning Strolls 2019: Contemplation'

Graphite, watercolor, gold acrylic on paper. Original artwork by Martin Hsu.

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Since 2014, I’ve created Hayao Miyazaki-sensei tribute paintings for his birthday every year. So excited to finally paint on these gorgeous card stock I brought back from Japan - each features Mt. Fuji covered in snow with printed metallic gold leaf.

Artwork and prints available on - Shop