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 is mostly self-taught after learning some basic skills in continuing education classes. Chen selected watercolor because of the transparency and flexibility. He keeps on painting by using only transparent watercolors. He paints six 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.
Chen enjoys travel and taking photos. Mr. Chen paints in a number of art categories that include cityscapes, landscapes, animals, people, and flowers. 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.
I hope you'll enjoy viewing my paintings from this website -Kchenwatercolor.com. All my paintings are in transparent watercolors. You may click the menu at the top of this page to choose any category, or just the following icon to the next page.
Recognitions, Awards and Selected Exhibitions
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, Combined Merchandise Award
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, at Fallbrook Art Center, Feb 9 - April 19, 2020