Who am i

I was born in a small city in Southern China. My father was an oil painting artist. I grew up with his paintings, artbooks and stories. He taught me how to draw and he told me that I was very talented. I dreamed of becoming an artist and traveling painting around the world ever since I was a little girl.
In 1979, I immigrated to the USA from Hong Kong, and settled down in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2005, a great passion was ignited, I started to paint after away from art for more than 20 years. My mediums are oil, pastel and charcoal. I paint portraits, figures, plein air landscapes and still-lifes. In every moment of everyday life, there is something that inspires me to paint.

Exhibitions:

Renditions Art Gallery
"Small Scene", Juried show from California Art Club
Walnut Creek, California
2014

STUDIO Gallery
Body of Work: Juried Figurative Works from California Art Club
San Francisco, CA 94109
2013

Scene on the Strait 2011
Martinez, California

Scene on the Strait 2010
Martinez, California

Marin/Scapes 2010
Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco
3489 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
Monthly on going juried exhibition

Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, California
July 2017 - "Traveling the World"
November 2015 - "Today's Artists Interact with Major Art Movements"

Awards:

'Panhandle, San Francisco' Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (December 2015)

'Homage To My Father' Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (January 2013)

'Passionate Painter - A Self Portrait' Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (September 2012)

'Dinner at the Campsite' Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (December 2011)

'Master and Student' Top 100 Finalists of America China Oil Painting Artists League

'California Wine' Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (Oct. 2010)

‘Longing for the Light’ Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (Nov. 2009)

‘Sunday in the Park’ Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (Dec. 2007)

‘ Legacy of the Dragon’ Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (Oct. 2007)

‘A Spring Song’ Merit Award of San Francisco Women Artists Gallery - (April 2007)

Competitions:

"Connie The Waitress" oil on linen, International Competition "Women Painting Women", Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN, 2013

"Master and Student" oil on canvas, Top 100 Finalists of America China Oil Painting Artists League, 2011

Drawing ‘Thinking’- North Light Books publication Stroke of Genius 2 , October 2009.

"Christopher Cronin" oil on canvas, selected to be published in The San Francisco Bay Area Figurative Renaissance - 2012

"Tyler Moore" oil on canvas, selected to be published in The San Francisco Bay Area Figurative Renaissance - 2012

Currently a member of :

California Art Club

Portrait Society of America

San Francisco Women Artists