Sunny Apinchapong-Yang was born in Thailand to Chinese parents, studied art in the U.S. at Art Center College of Design and California State University, LA; and later studied with the renowned Russian-American painter Sergei Bongart. He went on to become Bongart’s assistant at his L.A. school as well as at his summer workshops in Idaho.
Apinchapong-Yang has worked as a visual development artist for studios like Disney, Dreamworks, Sony Animation and Don Bluth, while continuing to pursue his gallery and plein air painting, as well as conducting workshops.
You can see bit of his visual development art on the Creative Talent Network. Apinchapong-Yang’s blog is devoted to his painting, which shows the kind lively brushwork and beautiful handling of color that make evident his dedicated study with Bongart.
Apinchapong-Yang has recently completed a successful Kickstarter project to produce a book of his paintings. No announcement yet, however, about when it will go to print.