April/May Program and Workshop by Fealing Lin
Our final Program and Workshop for the 2009 season features internationally acclaimed watercolor artist, Fealing Lin. Learn Scenic and Portrait Watercolor Techniques.
PROGRAM: TUES., APRIL 27, 2010 7 TO 9 PM RAA Gallery
Program free to members, Non-members $3, plus an opportunity drawing of original artwork (value to $500) by Ms. Lin.
WORKSHOP: MAY 1, 2010 SAT., 8:30am-3:00pm, RAA Gallery
14 person max. Member Cost:$65, Non-Member Cost:$70
Hands-on watercolor painting experience. You bring your brushes, watercolor paper and paints. Supply list is posted on Workshop sign-up sheet in RAA Gallery Office. You will create a piece of exciting watercolor art to take home and enjoy! Supply list available when you sign up in the RAA gallery.
Award-winning watercolorist, Fealing Lin of San Marino, California, was born in Taiwan and began her journey into artistic expression as a protégé of renowned professor Ching-Jung Chen in Taiwan, subsequently pursuing her career in the United States with watercolorist and senior art historian professor Verna Wells. Although briefly diverted from her passion by a family tradition of medicine and dentistry, Fealing ultimately abandoned her tray of instruments and high-speed drills in favor of her pallet and brushes. Now she is a teacher, demonstrator, judge, and active exhibitor.
With a fluidity of colors, Ms. Lin combines impressionistic strokes and semi-abstract techniques to elicit life and movement in her portrait and landscape watercolors. Her paintings adorn the paper with both harmony and emotion.
Said Professor William Blackshaw, President of the Royal Watercolor Society in England, “Fealing Lin paints poems that vibrate with light and color… long may she continue to delight the eye and move the spirit.” “My passion for watercolor,” says Ms. Lin, “comes from the opportunity it gives me to be totally spontaneous in the pursuit of traditional watercolor transparency which is the “glow” from the white paper that emerges through the paint once a fusion occurs from the application of wet onto wet.
Fealing is an annual guest instructor at Yosemite National Park, an instructor at Brand Art Studios at Brand Library in Glendale, and San Gabriel Recreation center in San Gabriel. She was featured at Descanso Gardens Gallery for 10 consecutive years. She has taught watercolor workshops throughout California and the US. Fealing has been enthusiastically embraced by the general public and private collectors alike. From March 8 to April 17, 2010 Fealing Lin will be featured in a One-woman show at the Crowell Public Library Gallery, San Marino, CA.
Fealing is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the Missouri Watercolor Society. Her works have been juried in many national exhibitions including NWS, WW, TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America), Brand National, Audubon Artist, San Diego Watercolor International and many others. She has won numerous awards among these shows. Fealing’s works also appear in many magazines and books, including Watercolor Magic, Artist Sketch Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Best Watercolor, and Splash (9, 10, & 11). She is one of the 15 artists who have contributed to the new book Watercolor Secrets by North Light Books (2009). Her self-portrait is featured in this article.
Fealing Lin can be contacted at the following:
1720 Ramiro Road