Eileen Wong

Artist Statement

My artistic journey began with the learning of Chinese brush painting in 1994 as I looked for a new aspect of life related to my roots. I was inspired by this art form using unique brush strokes in its expression of nature. From there, I explored with other media such as encaustic, acrylic, and collage. By joining several artist groups have given me the opportunity and encouragement to create and participate in numerous venues, locally and oversea, such as Spain and China. At present, my focus is creating artwork that reflects our surroundings and everyday life. Having lived in British Columbia for most of my life, its beautiful surroundings become my source of inspirations. In my work, I strived to capture the light and colors of nature with a sense of peace and spontaneity.

Learning Other Culture through Arts

Chinese painting, Calligraphy, poetry are closely linked, and are considered high form of Chinese Art History. These art form use the same brushes, Chinese ink and brush strokes. The technique involved holding the brush, whether upright or slanted, brush strokes movement, whether quick to slow, plus the amount of pressure applied, form the unique brush strokes in calligraphy and drawing.

The brush strokes expression encourages imaginations and artistic expressions. Composing a painting is much like poetry and very often they are presented together in the artwork with calligraphy. This creative process with the involvement of mind and thoughts is much like meditation which is known for its benefit in our health and wellbeing.

www.eileenfong.com


Artist Biography

Eileen Fong
Tel: (604) 432-1341
Cell: (778) 230-1802
E-mail: eileenfong.art@gmail.com
Web Page: http://www.eileenfong.com

Eileen was born in China, raised in Hong Kong and then immigrated to Canada in 1968. After graduating from the B.C. Institute of Technology, Eileen began working in the field of health. Because she wanted to explore a new aspect of life and something related to her roots, she began studying Chinese brush painting in 1994, learning from several master painters throughout the years. Her love of nature coincides with the beautiful expressions of nature revealed in this art form. As a member of several local art organizations, Eileen has participated in many juried group shows locally and oversea. She has taught Chinese brush paintings with the community centers and presented workshop with the Teachers Conference. In 2014, Eileen participated in a cultural exchange group exhibition in Guiyang, China. She self-published the book, “An Exploration of Chinese Watermedia” and illustrated a Children book of a Japanese Folktale, “The Dream Jar”.

Awards, selected:
2021 Jun, “Climb Every Mountain with Much Happiness,” 2nd Place, Post-Pandemic World Exhibition, Semiahmoo Arts Society, B.C.
2020 Dec. “Winter Berries in the Snow,” Honorable mention, Christmas Exhibition, Surrey Arts Council, B.C.
2013 Mar, “The Golden Touch,” Award of excellence, Federation of Canadian Artists
2011 Nov, “Paradise,” People’s Choice Award, Best of the Year Show, White Rock Community Centre, B.C.
2011 Aug., “Along the Country Lane,” Award of distinction, Oil and Water, Gallery, 1710, B.C.
2011 Mar, “From Near to Far,” Honorable mention, ArtsPacific, Delta Arts Council, B.C.

Eileen Fong
Tel: (604) 432-1341
Cell: (778) 230-1802
E-mail: eileenfong.art@gmail.com
Web Page: www.eileenfong.com