Oil on handmade paper
AFRICAN BRIDE: Beautiful, enigmatic, simple. The young bride of Malinke tribe of West Africa is painted with rich, textured oil color. Her rainbow colored dress forming a frame around her face, draws attention to the depth of the expression in her eyes and the refined shape of her face.
From the islands of Halong Bay to the dusty back roads of south Texas, Lap Ngo has traveled the world. His paintings are an expression of his journeys. They speak to us as beautifully as the "Bride" in the African Series tells us of her wedding day. Lap captures life in all his paintings from all his worlds whether that is a European village or a forgotten castle in Morocco.