I collect moments. If you look through my collection you'll see paintings of people I've met, places I've been, and things I've seen. As one of the classical realism San Francisco artists it's important for me to paint moments realistically. But solely painting realism feels incomplete, and I find that it can become a bit too academic...

Calvin Lai's art is a mixture of medicine, meditation, and personal growth. He found early on that drawing was something he loved, and to make a picture appear lifelike became his goal. Through constantly drawing, his work began to breath, and his fascination with value and perspective led Calvin to become a student of realism...

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