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Recognitions, Awards and Selected Exhibitions

 

Biography

Keming Chen was born in China, but raised in Taiwan. Chen got Master’s degree in the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980. For about 35 years, Chen was an engineer related to image process in color television. He was fortunate enough to be able to marry his love of art with science by studying and working as a career. He enjoys art all the time and reads art books in his free time to know more about the theory and practice of color, value, and composition.

 

Chen selected watercolor because of the transparency and flexibility. He keeps on painting by using only transparent watercolors. He paints five to nine hours a day in studio to produce his intricately detailed works of watercolor art when he is not out to take photos for painting reference.

 

Mr. Chen paints in a number of art categories that include cityscapes, landscapes, animals, people, and gardens. He draws inspiration for his artwork from detailed records of his travels with thousands of photographs from many countries in North America and Asia.

 

Chen is a Signature Member of National Watercolor Society, a Signature/Life Member of Missouri Watercolor Society, a Signature Member of San Diego Watercolor Society, a Juried Member of Watercolor West, Life Member of  Transparent Watercolor Society, and is active in a number of other watercolor societies.

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Artist Statement

I am an award-winning artist. All my paintings are done with transparent watercolors. I force myself not use white and black pigments. I always create dark colors by mixing several different pigments, and reserve some paper areas for white. Use masking fluid, masking tapes, or paint around the objects to save the whites.

I take thousands of photos from travelling, modify the photos for better composition and paint them in my studio. I usually build my watercolor paintings in multiple carefully planned layers. Wait each layer till completely dry before adding the next. I like to work the values from light to dark.

2016    96th National Watercolor Society International Exhibition
2016    National Watercolor Society Signature member awarded
2017    8th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition
2017    37th International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolor Society
2017    49th International Juried Exhibition of Watercolor West Society

2018    78th International Exhibition of Northwest Watercolor Society

2018    International Juried Exhibition of Missouri Watercolor Society

2018    38th International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolor Society

2018    39th International Exhibition of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society

2018    50th International Juried Exhibition of Watercolor West Society

2018    42nd International Exhibition of North East Watercolor Society

2019    International Juried Exhibition of Missouri Watercolor Society

2019    Missouri Watercolor Society Signature member awarded

2019    39th International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolor Society

2019    San Diego Watercolor Society Signature Member awarded

2019    Global Association of Watercolor Artists International Online Contest “Among Best 50”

2019    43rd International Exhibition of North East Watercolor Society

2020   11th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition

2020   International Watercolor Society Pan-American Watercolor Show

            

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