(B. 1958, France) French-born painter Jean-Marc Huss lives and works in Thailand. He is a self-taught artist, and has spent the last 25 years painting compositionally striking images of sacred sites and statuary from Began in Myanmar to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  Jean-Marc pays particular attention to the individual quality of each Buddha image- their different postures and gestures as well as the materials from which they are made.  Using oil paint, gold leaf, and other secret ingredients he depicts the ancient patina of stone statues worn by thousands of years of monsoon rains; the warmth of gold leaf that that flakes off in patches over time; the textures of verdigris on centuries-old bronze. His work has gained iconic status, and is in private and corporate collections worldwide.