Amy Da-Peng King was born in Taiwan. She has studied Chinese brush painting with several masters in Taiwan at the age of 13. In 1979, she moved to California and studied fine arts at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where she earned a BFA Degree in Painting. During those years, she worked on integrating Eastern and Western art styles.
To incorporate the Western watercolor method, she combines brighter and bolder colors, while using traditional Chinese brush painting techniques and materials. She prefers to depict her subject matter from nature that are both very familiar, and yet easily overlooked. With our fast-paced lifestyle, Amy tries to remind us of the importance of appreciating the beauty of our surroundings.
Artist Statement: “Art has no limit, no boundary. Art is a common language worldwide. Therefore, I enjoy using traditional Chinese brush painting techniques to incorporate my western art training to paint the scenes that inspire me”.