Lines and Colors points us to Zhaoming Wu, and the only reason we look depressed is because now we have another artist whose stuff we want hanging on our walls. And, you know, we're webmasters...which means we're lucky we can afford walls. I mean, seriously: my last name is Walls--I can barely afford that for God's sake.
Wu's art is just stunning. His paintings of figures, like the one pictured, remind me a lot of Jon J. Muth, and I'm a Muth fiend, so that only equals points in his favor. Wu is currently teaching painting in San Francisco.
Find information on his books and art at his website.