VICTORIA, BC, CANADA, June 20, 2017 - / Professional wildlife, pet and mural artist, Richard Wong, will be hosting a 10 day Pacific Coastal Watercolor Cruise, starting on April 25, 2018 roundtrip from Vancouver, BC.

Come join Richard Wong on this privately hosted cruise. Experience the magic of watercolor on Japanese art paper as Richard takes you on a wildlife themed journey onboard the eloquent Star Princess. This trip is sure to delight with stops in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco.

All levels are welcome. Beginners especially encouraged. Classes are held in a fun, stress free environment with plenty of support.

Richard Wong is privately hosting a watercolor cruise April 25, 2018 onboard the Star Princess. This Pacific Coastal cruise is about friends and family gathering onboard for 10 days of fun and relaxation. Watercolor classes on Japanese art paper is offered. Contact Richard Wong for more detail below.

About The Artist:

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife, pet and mural artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada where he teaches and exhibits.  His award winning work is well known locally and abroad.  Learn more about Richard at www.richardwongwatercolors.ca

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Richard Wong has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife, pet and mural artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada.  He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #6. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are Richard's Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife, pet and mural artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada.

He started art as a hobby after retiring from a career with the Province of British Columbia within the Ministry of Environment in 2009. He did not even know how to paint at the time of his retirement.

"Art has definitely become a personal journey. My work within the Environment Ministry has given me an appreciation of nature and wildlife, and how fragile our surroundings really are."

Since his early childhood in Saskatchewan and having retired on the West Coast, Wong has been fascinated with our wildlife. Noting the fragile nature of our surroundings, Wong has dedicated his art to capturing and preserving this beauty and its wildlife.

"Art has defined my evolution as an artist. I had no idea art would lead me to a second career. It is delightful to let art do the work, tell me what to do, where to go. Art is enjoyment, something to share and be shared."

Richard Wong enjoys west coast living in beautiful Victoria, BC, and balances all life has to offer through teaching, watercolor fine art and commissions of wildlife and pets, as well as murals.

Artist Statement:

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife, pet and mural artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His background in the traditional ways of Chinese art, contemporary western watercolor, and experimentations with Japanese art paper has resulted in unique imagery.

It is this unique blend of delicate watercolor images on Japanese art paper that has led Wong to exhibit internationally, as well as to engage and connect people and communities far and wide through his art.

Learn more about Richard Wong's watercolor wildlife art at www.richardwongwatercolors.ca

 

VICTORIA, BC, CANADA – March 17, 2016 - / Artist Richard Wong has announced the launch of his portrait art.  This is a line of fine art which specializes in pet and wildlife portraits. 

Richard Wong is an artist living and creating in Victoria, BC, Canada.  He did not even know how to paint a few short years ago.  Richard explains his artistic journey in the following statement, “Art has definitely become a personal journey.  I did not know how to paint until I decided to take up watercolor as a hobby after I retired.  It was working for the Ministry of Environment for the Province of British Columbia that exposed me to all that is nature and wildlife.  I took that interest and started painting as a hobby, not knowing where it will lead.  Capturing nature in all its glory is now a passion.”

Since then, Wong has taken his new found passion and turned it into a unique style, second career and a business.  He describes his style as Oriental Watercolors on Japanese art paper.

Richard continues his thoughts about his art, “My art has evolved since studying the Asian and Western approaches six years ago.  I remember finding a unique Japanese art paper called masa, and started experimenting.  It wasn’t long before I found I can create unique marks and images.  This opened the doors to public and peer recognition, and led to amazing opportunities at home and out-of-country.  Painting wildlife and pets is an absolute joy, and seeing that joy expressed by viewers is most rewarding and gratifying.”

About the Artist:

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife and pet artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada.  His background in the traditional ways of Chinese art, contemporary western watercolor and experimentations with Japanese art paper has resulted in unique imagery, international opportunities, recognition and awards.

Wong has used his attraction to capturing and displaying the essence of wildlife to include pets.  He now works closely with all animal lovers, including pet owners to capture the lives and memories of their favorite wildlife and pets in vibrant Oriental Watercolor.   

For more information about Richard Wong and his art, please visit http://richardwongwatercolors.ca

 

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