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Support this vision to bring to life a book of the life's work of one California's most celebrated Impressionists, Sunny Apinchapong
Support this vision to bring to life a book of the life's work of one California's most celebrated Impressionists, Sunny Apinchapong
101 backers pledged $14,185 to help bring this project to life.

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Portraits, oil on board
Portraits, oil on board
Bookcover
Bookcover
Untitle, oil on canvas, 36 x 40 ins.
Untitle, oil on canvas, 36 x 40 ins.
Springs, oil on canvas
Springs, oil on canvas
A Warm Winter Day, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 ins.
A Warm Winter Day, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 ins.
Playtime, oil on board, 16 x 20 ins.
Playtime, oil on board, 16 x 20 ins.

Goal

The goal of this publishing project is to fund the professional high resolution printing cost of an 11x12x1 inches hardcover coffee-table-format book. It will be approximately 230 pages with over 200 paintings and drawings of Sunny's life's work.  The planned retail price of the book will be approximately $90.00 USD.

Sunny has been painting for over 30 years.   And he would like to share his passion and inspiration with you.  

Currently, Sunny has been working with a professional graphic designer for the past 2 years designing and creating the layout throughout the book.  

Meet Sunny

Sunny began his study at Art Center College of Design and Cal State University, Los Angeles, earning both B.A and M.A. degrees in fine art.In 1977 was when Sunny began four years as a scholarship student studying painting at the Sergei Bongart School of Art in Los Angeles and later worked as Mr. Bongart’s assistant in teaching at the L.A. school as well as at his Summer Workshops in Idaho. During the time that Sunny was with Sergei, he also studied with other great teachers such as Vernon Wilson, Sam McKim, Dan McCaw and Delbert Gish.  From 1987-1990, Sunny worked for an animation studio in Dublin, Ireland, where painted the local scenery and participated in local exhibitions including a one-man exhibition at the Polo-One Gallery.  In 2005, fifteen years after moving back to the United States, Sunny was invited back to have another one-man exhibition, this time at the Oriel Gallery in Dublin, where he is still represented.  Sunny continued to paint and work for many major studios such as Walt Disney Studios, Dreamworks and Sony Animation.  He has had several one-man exhibitions with the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Wa., and represented by Morseburg Gallery,  Gallery Gabrie ,  has won numerous awards for his paintings in regional competitions and held private workshops around the country.  Sunny is a Signature Member of California Art Club and also the member of Oil Painters of America.

paintings for pledges

Sunny has done a series of Oil Paintings and sketches in order to give a sincere thank you to his supporters who have made the pledges. Check Sunny's blogspot for a few samples of the paintings, they are available only randomly selected by the artist.  If you have any question regarding these pledge rewards. Please feef free to contact Sunny at Email..apinchapong@yahoo.com

Risks and challenges

The risk of this project is in not gaining enough support through our Kickstarter goal, which is required to meet the printing costs of publishing.

But we are very confident that the beauty and appeal of Sunny's life's works and dedication to this book will attract enough interest to fund this project.

Sunny is a premier California painter who works in several media with Russian Impressionist influence from master Russian artist Sergei Bongart.

In addition to Sunny's life as a painter, he has become an acclaimed contribution to the field of animation and has been working for the last 25 years with Disney, Dreamworks, and Sony. Several samples of this professional commercial work in major motion picture animation will be included in the book as well!

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    You get a past catalog, brochures, and prints.

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    SIGNED COPY--You will receive 1 signed copy of book. Free shipping in the US

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    BOOK & SKETCH lvl 1--You will receive 1 signed copy of the book and 1 signed original oil painting sketch of available sketches,
    size approximately 8'x10' (unframed).

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    BOOK & SKETCH lvl 2--You will receive 1 signed copy of the book and 1 signed original oil painting sketch of available sketches, size approximately 9"x12" (unframed).

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    BOOK & PAINTING lvl 1--You will receive 1 signed copy of the book and 1 signed original oil painting of available paintings,
    size approximately 12'x16' (unframed).

    Check Blogspot for samples, you are welcome to visit the studio in Glendale.

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    BOOK & PAINTING lvl 2--You will receive 1 signed copy of the book and 1 signed original oil painting of available paintings,
    size approximately 16"x20" (unframed)

    Check Blogspot for samples, you are also welcome to visit me in my studio in Glendale.

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