Wendy is an up-and-coming young artist living in the Washington D.C. area. As a self-taught artist, Wendy gravitated towards realism from an early age, and displayed a talent that drew her admirers from Buffalo, NY to Los Angeles, CA.
Wendy immigrated to this country as a child from the People’s Republic of China, and won her first art competition before she learned to speak English. That simple award inspired her to spend much of her time in art museums; a place where she didn’t have to understand the language to understand what the artists were conveying.
Even as she pursued a career on Capitol Hill, later in life, Wendy never stopped painting and found success selling her paintings to friends and acquaintances which led her to eventually pursue her life-long passion full time.
Wendy’s philosophy is that no matter how avant-garde art may have become, a vast element of it will always mean a rendering of physical objects as they appear in nature which is simple to understand regardless of language or cultural differences. Yet, she has a deep admiration and respect for art work that is more about the movement of color than about duplicating an object. She has a long career ahead as she explores this fusion of the realistic and the abstract.
Her work developed organically from inspiration, but not imitation, by contemporary artists of different media like Calvin Coleman, and Frederick Hart, even as she admires the techniques of Anders Zorn and John Singer Sergeant. Each of her pieces reflects some form of motion and emotion, whether it is in the movement of clouds, in the flow of water, a curious facial expression or just the simple feeling of time passing.
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Her work is currently displayed at the Historical Old Town Hall, Fairfax Virginia; Village Plaza Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA; The Art League of Alexandria, Virginia; National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society.