'My art is primarily oil portraiture on canvas but also includes various subjects and whatever captures my heart and attention, done in a realistic style.
While oil is my preferred medium because of the incomparable brilliant colors and texture it offers, I work equally in pastel, graphite pencil, gouache, and acrylic.
Portraiture has always been my favorite subject matter and for all of my clients are unique I strive to produce a portrait expressing at once the palpable and the nuanced reality of their personality.
My endeavor is to give my patrons the highest degree of enriched realism as possible for a portrait, in turn, that is clearly a significant contribution to their legacies.
I welcome any type of commissions (from ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) to murals). Also, I am available for private art lessons, I teach at Michaels in Clovis, California and at Fresno Adult School in Fresno, California.'
Born in Laos, of hmong origin, Ma Ly relocated right after the Vietnam War in France, where he received all his educational and artistic background.
In 2007, he became a full-time professional artist, specializing in realistic portraits and artwork. In 2008, he settled in Clovis, California where he founded and currently manages Colligo Studio, an art studio, gallery, and gift shop.
His commissioned paintings are in private collections in France and in California. His work has appeared in several art shows and venues in Fresno, California (such as Fresno City Hall and Fresno Art Museum).