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Wishful Wahine by Tim Nguyen

Wishful Wahine by Tim Nguyen

Regular price $785.00 Sale

Tim Nguyen was always interested in art as a child. Ever since he can remember, painting has been his favorite form of expression.  After a visit to the Hawaiian Islands in 2001, Tim was so inspired and he decided to move to the island of Oahu.  Art took a back seat as Tim’s first job in Hawaii was a taxi driver.  

But, Tim remained committed to his art.  He received encouragement showing his work at the Honolulu Zoo Fence on a Sunday afternoons.  After early success, Tim parked his taxi for good and began painting full time. Tim paints with his power of emotion. This energy is apparent in his work.

Tim’s passion for painting has lead him to many places around the world, including trips back to his roots in Vietnam where he created and currently manages a lacquer painting factory.

Tim uses an ancient Vietnamese lacquer technique derived from the clear sap of six species of trees. Tim applies natural vegetable dyes to create vivid colors in the clear lacquer sap. Then, Tim coats an artboard with 10 layers of different lacquer colors. He rubs and polishes the surface to get to the color he wants to show. Tim’s most popular items are hand-painted wood lamps made by protégés in his art studio.


Matted Print

  • 8x10 Mat with 4.5 x 6.5 Print
  • 11x14 Mat with 7.5 x 9.5 Print
  • 16x20 Mat with 10.5 x 13.5 Print

Metal Print

  • 8x10
  • 11x14

Canvas Giclee

  • 20x28 ($40 shipping strong box included)


All shipments may take a MINIMUM OF FIVE BUSINESS DAYS to be received as we are shipping from Hawaii. Our shipping services do not guarantee two-day delivery from Hawaii. We will send an email notification when your order is shipped.