Mian Situ and Jove Wang in Plein Air Magazine March 2013 issue
Artistry in the Land of Opportunity
Two of the master artists at the Plein Air Convention & Expo will demonstrate the varied styles of painting employed by highly trained Chinese artists who immigrated to America in the 1980s.
The hallmark of Chinese artists, above all else, is their technical proficiency. They are expert draftsmen, masters of value and color, and skilled craftspeople, thanks to the high quality and demanding standards of their art education in China. Their styles have root in two strains of traditional Chinese brush painting that date back more than 6,000 years, as well as the influence of the European methods of painting that came through the Russian academies. At this year’s Plein Air Convention & Expo, to be held in Monterey, California, from April 10-14, Timothy Then will join Zhaoming Wu for a live demonstration of their landscape painting techniques.