Art has no limit, no boundary. Art is a common language worldwide and a reflection of the time and space we live in. Therefore, I enjoy incorporating traditional Chinese brush painting with my Western art training to create a fusion of both cultures within my work.”
Amy Da-Peng King’s paintings incorporate the traditional elements of Chinese Brush Painting combined with Western art influences. Her work is recognized for its fine brushwork, close attention to detail, and her fresh approach to traditional Chinese subject matter.
Amy was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and began her training in Chinese Brush painting at the age of 13. She spent most of her childhood leisure time in her art teacher’s studios, observing and copying their work. The day came when one of her teachers told her that he couldn’t differentiate her painting from his. She then knew it was time to search for a style of her own.
She moved to California from Taiwan, where studied fine art at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now College of Arts) in Oakland, CA, earning a B.F.A. degree with honors. During those years, she studied traditional methods of Western art and began to work on integrating eastern and western aesthetic points of view. This exploration of East and West continues to be the foundation for her creative pursuits–she describes her work as a fusion of her lifelong experience in two cultures.
Amy’s paintings integrate the unity of her thoughts, feelings, and energy. She starts with traditional Chinese genres–flora, fauna, and landscape, however, the merging of eastern and western influences has an unmistakable imprint on the outcome. For example, her recent work “Forest Series” are large-scale landscape paintings where she applied pour ink technique with bold Chinese calligraphy strokes and bright colors to describe her desire of capturing the sense of time and space.
In 2004, Amy received a grant to spend three months in Hangzhou, China, at the China Academy of Art. There she studied with masters from Tang and Sung Dynasties who inspired and enriched her work tremendously. In 2006, she had had the privilege to study under master Pei-Jen Hau and was encouraged to develop her large-scale landscape paintings further.
Amy’s award-winning work has been featured in solo and group shows in the United States and China.
Amy is a renowned art instructor and has taught private and group brush painting classes in her San Carlos, California studio for over 20 years. Throughout her career, she has participated in many outreach programs in schools and communities, offering brush painting to children and adults from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Amy states that giving back to the community is a priority for her and “working to promote cultural literacy through art is her greatest reward.”
Amy is a member of:
- American Society for the Advancement of Chinese Arts (ASACA)
- The Chinese Arts Association of San Francisco (CAASF)
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在 1979 年移民到美國加州在奧克蘭的加州美工學院學工讀純藝術並獲得 BFA 學位的。在那期間，她
她曾有多次在美國參加團體展及個人畫展。她是中美藝術協進會的會員。在 2004 年她曾獲半島基金
會獎學金，赴中國杭州中國美院進修研習中國唐宋工筆畫。2006 年, 幸拜習于侯北人大師門下，受教良