Artist Tom Fong is a
native Californian, who graduated from the University of Southern California
after majoring in an unlikely field for a future watercolor artist,
Industrial Design. Even so, he found himself fascinated with
watercolor and discovered early inspiration and influence to fuel his
interest when he devoured Edgar Whitney's Complete Guide to Watercolor
Painting. Fong's work, which shows his own mature artistic
vision mixed with faint echoes of influential teachers like Milford Zornes,
George Post, and Robert E. Wood, merges the simplicity and serenity of the
Far East with the bright colors of the West. Fong's work is bold and
spontaneous, the result of the artist's willingness to explore techniques
and express himself freely. A master of his craft, Fong knows
when not to control the artistic process too much and let chance and
improvisation create freshness and excitement in his art.
He then finishes his pieces with his signature calligraphic brushstrokes to
punctuate and retain only the elements necessary for meaningful form.
Fong, whose work has been in numerous national competitions and Splash 6,
regularly teaches adult education and community college classes and conducts
special watercolor workshops on behalf of institutions like Santa Monica and
Mount San Antonio Colleges, California State University, Los Angeles, and
Brand Library and Art Studio. Tom is also a frequent guest instructor for
the Yosemite National Park Association. He is past President of Watercolor
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE
Monthly Master Artist Demonstration featuring
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006
9:30 a.m. - Noon
The Rancho Cucamonga Goldy S. Lewis Community Center
11200 Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Located on the Northwest corner of Baseline Road and Milliken Avenue.
The public is welcome!
Donation of $3 is accepted for non-members.