Daoyuan Ma, born in Shanghai China, has loved art since he was a small child. Having attended Art Specialty Schools from a very young age, he earned both a bachelor degree at Shanghai Normal University and master degree at Southern Illinois University Edwards in Fine Art. He has won top awards in National Art Competitions in China, and is extremely well known throughout the country.
While in China he was an associate professor teaching architectural drawing in Shanghai TongJi University. In his visits to New Orleans, he was intrigued by its culture and architecture. This inspiration led him to move to New Orleans, and create the artworks which reflect the culture, lifestyle, and unique character of the French Quarter.
He decided to make New Orleans home, where he married his wife and they had their little beautiful daughter, Angel.
Teri Galleries proudly presents his artwork and passion for New Orleans.