Wednesday, December 19, 2007

group show!

I'm currently in Fiji visiting my parents, but right before I left I got into a juried show at the Touchstone gallery, Dec 12 through Jan 5. The show, the Holiday Juried Show, featured works that were 18 inches or smaller--something not exactly representative of my work, but a direction that I think I will explore.

Monday, December 10, 2007

if little things

Little things: barnacles, blades of grass, and for the pink ovals I looked at pictures of chicken pox, closeup.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

IF Zoo

Going simple... for once. The textures are taken from zoo animals--rhino, monkey, zebra, tiger, fish... These will be fun as elements in later more intricate paintings.

Sunday, November 04, 2007



from DC Landscape

from Taipei Landscape 2

from Baltimore Landscape 1

from second panel of Baltimore Landscape 3

extremely close up details of previous paintings... affords another degree of abstraction

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Baltimore Landscape 3 (Ama)



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Baltimore Landscape 3 (Ama) 42" by 70", watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

IF grow

Awesomeness is Achievable!

Upcoming show in Baltimore. This is the postcard for my first group show with the Hoffberger School of Painting, taking place Nov 1-11 at the Fox 3 Gallery, 1300 Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Recent news

Excitement! Two pieces of recent news. Taipei Landscape 2 and Baltimore Landscape 1 are being showcased on the Brink Lit e-magazine here. AND, Taipei Landscape will be included in the upcoming one night exhibition "REpeat REspond REact" in Baltimore's Walters Art Museum, opening Oct 18. Woo!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Baltimore Landscape 2: jo jo



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6 feet by 3 feet. gouache and watercolor on paper.

Baltimore Landscape 1: jie jie



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6 feet by 3 feet, watercolor and ink on paper.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

if: open

this piece is for Illustration Friday: Open, but I think its also the beginning of another painting in the Baltimore landscape series. Right now its about open space, but I like the idea of swarms of birds.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

DC Landscape

I haven't posted in this blog for way too long, it seems its been almost 2 months! Although it hasn't been documented well by this blog, I've been very busy and life has been changing rapidly, from finishing studying Chinese in Taipei to moving back to Arlington with Adam and working as a graphic designer, and now for the past month I've been in Baltimore starting grad school. Hopefully from now on the posted works will be more mature, and I'm already starting to move away a little (but I'll never forget) illustration, and into Painting with a capital P. I'm still interested in arms, hands, and moons, but I'm getting more inspired by the natural world; leaves and animals. Here is the first painting I finished at MICA (started in DC), the entire painting plus two details. (I started the piece in the beginning of the summer... details of it were posted earlier) Future paintings will be less design/illustration inspired (although that element will hopefully never fully disappear!)

if: the blues

Thursday, August 02, 2007


for I.F. moon


An older illustration from Taiwan.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Graphic Design

An invitation design for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. This is the front and back cover, with a fold in the middle.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

new painting beginnings

I'm beginning another painting now that I'm in DC. At least, I think it will be a painting... right now its only pen and ink but I'm enjoying working only with lines.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Katherine's Window

children's book illustrations.

Thursday, June 07, 2007