“My subject matter is inspired by my travels to Tuscany, Italy.” – Mario Jung
For both first-timers and returning visitors, Lake Tahoe is an enigma. A haven of old-world charm interspersed with modern culture, it has a lot to offer, including a pulsating contemporary art scene. Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery stands out in this medley with its 4400 sq. ft. showroom. It curates magnificent works of world famous artists, including the colorful landscape paintings of Mario Jung. These photorealistic impressionist pieces are sought after by owners of upscale homes, fine dining restaurants, and posh vacation destinations alike.
Spring Days belongs to the Tuscany series of the South Korean painter. It captures the charm of the Italian region’s trees and flowers in their colorful brilliance. In Jung’s creative imagination, the Tuscany spring transforms a centuries-old oak into a boastful trunk lifting its branches with periwinkle leaves to the gradient heavens. A carpet of fallen petals is a stark contrast to the manicured throne of grass. Below, a meadow of yellow, blue, and white flowers sit grandly on their lush green stems. This lifelike scenery is made possible by the artist’s passionate brushwork and his painstaking application of layer upon layer of oil paint.