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ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
MASTER ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS 2006
MARCH 8, 2006

TOM FONG

   

WATERCOLOR
 


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 West.


 


ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
Monthly Master Artist Demonstration featuring
TOM FONG

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006
9:30 a.m. - Noon

MEETING LOCATION!
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.


 

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