Artisansoul has been a dedicated student of Chinese art since first applying brush to paper as a child.
In 1997 Artisansoul began studying under Vincent Ma, a renowned calligraphy master, who himself was educated by Hanlim, a high ranking official of literature in the Ching dynasty.
With her calligraphy skills were firmly established, Artisansoul then searched for other outlets. She contacted Zuolie Deng, whose expertise is impressionistic Chinese water color painting. He opened Artisansoul's eyes to an entirely new world and spent countless hours teaching her many subtle methods of manipulating paint and ink.
In 2004, Hong Duan Yang, recognized Artisansoul's talent and took her under his wing. Well known in China for his paintings of Eagles and Swallows, Mr. Yang taught Artisansoul the intricacies of his advanced watercolor techniques. Under his watchful eye, she has developed an abundance of new ways to express her remarkable artistic vision.
Prof. Hong-duan Yang will be teaching Chinese Painting at UW
The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington will offer a series of free classes in Chinese traditional painting over the summer at the University of Washington. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. between 6/23/2012 - 8/11/2012