Expressive Portrait Painting

Fong moved from Taiwan to Seattle in 1987, and graduated from the University of Washington Painting Program in 2000. She has been featured in several shows and has received various awards during her art career. In addition to her time spent painting, she has taught after school art programs and helped run community program workshops. Her pieces are mainly portraiture and figurative with an impressionistic emphasis. She finds the artistic rendition of people to be a satisfyingly complex challenge.

Aside from exploring and experiencing her own painting style, she currently teaches lessons and hosts open studios at her workspace in Magnuson Park.

1:30-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Working with a live model, we will explore various portrait painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oils. Emphasis is placed upon observation, structure, proportion, value, and color. Students paint directly from the model, working toward the goals of accuracy and personal expression.