Barry-Dauyuan 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 a bachelors degree at Shanghai Normal University as well as a Masters of Fine Art at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL. Barry has won top awards in National Art Competitions in China, and is extremely well known throughout the country.
While in Chine he was an associate professor teaching architectural drawing in Shanghai TongJi University. During visits to New Orleans, he recognized the unique culture of the city and that realization inspired him to move to New Orleans and create the artworks which reflect the culture, lifestyle, and unique character of the French Quarter.
Barry is proud to live and raise his family in one of the world's most fascinating cities, New Orleans!