Q. How did you get started in your medium?
A. My major was Chinese literature and love to write Chinese calligraphy. Watercolor technique is similar to writing Chinese calligraphy or Chinese painting. That has been why I have done watercolor for over 20 years.
Q. What is the biggest influence on your art?
Q. Did art play a role in your childhood? (Were you exposed to artists, did you enjoy making art)
A. Yes, I liked to draw when I was a child. I am a self- taught artist and like to do art with my own way. I like to go to art museums and enjoy seeing all the great paintings.
Q. Who is your favorite artist?
A. Van Gogh
Q. How does art impact your life?
A. Doing art has made me so happy. I love to use my imagination to create art. I do art everyday to let my mind and brushes create flowers, portraits, animals on papers. Creativity is one of the best part of human brain. It gives people happiness, enhance self- esteem. It makes people know themselves and life better.
Q. What does your work day look like?
A. I paint 6 or 7 hours a day. I do weight lifting, ride bike, and elliptical in between doing my art.
All of the above images are copyright Han-In Wong and shared here with permission.
Try it yourself
Paint a Watercolor Raven with Tom Shepherd Art
You will need:
watercolor paints (Tom uses watercolors from a tube, but you can use a pallet if that is what you have)
cup or jar of clean water
raven line drawing (or draw your own)