Wendy_Wang

Fairfax
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My Bio

 

My first portrait in oil was a posthumous portrait of my grandmother.  I had never painted a portrait in oil before, and I completed the project in 2 weeks.  I used a photo reference but it was mostly from memory.  My grandmother had helped raise me till I was about 7 years old and I had not seen her for 17 years, after I left her to move to America.  My heart still aches with regret that I missed my chance to see her one last time, but I felt like I had her with me again as I painted the contours of her face.  That was when I fell in love with portraiture.

 

The great joy of painting people is to preserve the unique personality for posterity. For a time I painted with that in mind, but I wanted to challenge traditional portraiture by keeping the subject in a more abstract background that leaves it open for interpretation.  I want to keep challenging myself to keep the tradition of portraiture but with modern interpretations.  The painting, however, is just the beginning as each piece inspires an interesting conversation either with the subject or a viewer.  I love the stories my painting inspire and in turn I try to select subjects that inspire those stories.

 

I'm here to make new artist friends and to give my work more exposure.  

Exhibitions and League Memberships:

            I’ve displayed at the Historical Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA; Village Plaza Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA; Commonwealth Wine and Polo Show; Artdc Gallery; Design Studio Art Gallery, and Cheryl Edwards Studio, Hyattsville, MD;  Spring 2010 Gallery Walk, Manassas, VA.  I’m a member of the Art League of Alexandria; Fairfax Art League; National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society; The Portrait Society of America.

 

Announcements

  • 10 Aug 2011
  • Art Class in Vienna, VA

    Starting in the 2nd or the 3rd week in September I will be teaching a “Beginner to Intermediate Oil Painting Class" on Monday evenings at the Vienna Arts Center. 7 to 9 pm 

    Vienna Arts Center
    115 Pleasant Street
    Vienna, VA 22180

    http://www.viennaartssociety.org/classes_&_workshops.htm

    Tuition for the 5 week course is $150. Let me know if you are interested in trying your hands at a great way to release stress and explore your creative side.

  • 4 Jan 2011
  • Won't you vote for my work?
  • 24 Aug 2010
  • Trying out a blog

    Hi all:

    I was asked to blog about my experience as an artists.  So in my first entry, I paid tribute to the love and support of my biggest fan:  my significant other. 

    http://stampmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/08/reflections-of-tortured-artist.html

  • 20 Aug 2010
  • Upcoming shows.

    This Fall, I will be displaying my newer work in a variety of different venues in the Northern Virginia region and I hope you could come to one or all of them! 

    January:
    Two woman show
    Wine and Cheese reception to be held on January 23rd, 2011 from 2pm- 5pm
    Show opening date: November 1st, 2010
    Show Closing Date: Feb 16st, 2011
    Location:
    Phillip Carter Winery
    4366 StillHouse Road
    Hume, VA 22639

  • 4 Mar 2010
  • For more of my work

    Hello all!  For those interested in viewing more of my work, please visit my website

    www.theartofwendywang.com

    You can also look me up in Facebook under "The Art of Wendy Wang."

    Hope to make many new artist friends to share painting and marketing tips!

    I am a member of the National Portrait Society.  I accept commissions for portraits and other work.  Please contact me for more information.