|Charity sale: Artist and lawyer Amanda Huỳnh (right) at an art auction in HCM City. — VNS Photo Hoàng Triều |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Amanda Huỳnh, a Vietnamese lawyer working in France, sold three of her 40 paintings on Thursday for US$9,000, half of which will be contributed to poor students through her Amanda Foundation.
The female lawyer, writer and painter also introduced her book Lam, which features several of her stories together with her paintings, in an exhibition organised in HCM City.
The work features stories about her life in France.
Amanda Huỳnh was born in Nha Trang and graduated from the HCM City University of Law in 2005.
One year after, she studied at the Capitole I University in Toulouse and later received her Ph.D degree in economic law in 2010 at the same school. She became a lawyer in 2011.
With her love for art, she has produced 1,000 works of various types and materials.
In 2013, she was named Young Talent of Art 3F in Europe. Her artworks are displayed in several exhibitions and galleries in France and Dubai. — VNS