M.Sani Art Gallery's
Starting in October, M.Sani has decided to expand the gallery to other local artists from all walks of life! There is so much talent condensed in New Orleans we just had to let ya'll know! Let us introduce some of our artists (more to come) in the gallery!
To get the full experience you will have to come to the gallery and see for yourself though!
Cary Chun Lee
Cary Chun Lee (Chun Lee) is a Hong Kong born painter. Lee, his wife Felicia and their little dog Pepper live and work near New Orleans. His paintings are fun, humorous, and vibrant in color. He takes inspiration from nature, animal, and New Orleans’ culture. To Lee, painting is a never ending journey of learning and exploring.
Barry Dauyuan Ma, born in Shanghai China, has loved art since he was a small child. Having attended Art Specialty Schools from a very young age, he earned a bachelors degree at Shanghai Normal University as well as a Masters in Fine Art at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL. Barry has won top awards in Nation Art Competitions in China, and is extremely well known throughout the country.
While in China he was an associate professor teaching architectural drawing in shanghai Tong Ji University. During visits to New Orleans, recognized the unique culture of the city and that realization inspired him to move to New Orleans and create the artworks which reflect the culture, lifestyle, and unique character of the French Quarter.
Barry is proud to live and raise his family in one of the world's most fascinating cities, New Orleans!
Most of my art is painted in acrylics on reclaimed architectural salvage from my neighborhood, a historic district where many of the houses still stand empty and others are just getting rehabbed after the hurricane. I collect roof slate and ridge tile, old windows and siding, cypress doors and thick baseboard with layers of peeling, crackled paint. These reclaimed pieces already have so much character, when a customer buys my art they take home a bit of the history of New Orleans too.
Born South of New Orleans, in Louisiana’s sleepy bayou country, Brandy developed a deep love of the natural environment. An interest in the grace and beauty of age, life’s imperfections, and an appreciation of the underdog began early on. It has matured into a fascination with all subjects overlooked and neglected.
Although photography was her first interest, illustration and natural dye art have taken center stage. Inspired by nature and New Orleans’ Live Oaks, She explores movement, strength, and emotion through the human form.
She creates art in the hopes that it will speak to people of all backgrounds and connect with those in the shadows. Art can heal, it can inspire, and it can provide advocacy for those who deserve a voice; the real life superheroes whose song is unsung.
Self taught artist, and self proclaimed trashwitch, Chandra has been creating art since the dawn of her existence. Currently focused in illustrative and mixed media pieces, employing the use of imagination and recycled materials, each piece is unique in its own right, with the commonality of Chandra's vision for bringing interesting characters and her own vivid thoughts to a visual plane.
Born and raised in south Louisiana, Crystal Obeidzinski received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 2010. She has since worked predominately in mixed media and acrylic. At first glance her paintings depict many traditional New Orleans images, such as musicians, architecture, and the beautiful nature this area has to offer. After a double take, the viewer notices many hidden images that add an unexpected depth to each painting. Obeidzinski's works have been featured in various exhibitions, television shows, commercials, as well as numerous galleries around New Orleans, LA.
A multi-medium artist, painting in Jackson square. She graduated with a fine arts degree in painting and drawing from LSU in 1987. Her mediums include oil, acrylics, and encaustic. Her favorite choices of ground are recycled windows, old slate and oyster shells. Each of her paintings are an original piece of art with no two alike. Many of her pieces are inspired by nature wild life, people, animals and the city of New Orleans. Judy enjoys creating art with repurposed jewelry and treasures found on the bayou.