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Two Joan Lok's Book Set

Two Joan Lok's Book Set

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1) “Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers” by Joan Lok is a 128-page full-color art instruction book containing techniques to paint 36 flowers in 40 demonstrations.  The book includes an introduction to the history and development of flower paintings in China, the materials used, and basic brushwork.  It also includes an informative chapter on composition in Eastern art, a “Do’s and Don’ts” segment on the placement of signature and seals, and forewords by internationally renowned watercolor master Cheng Khee Chee.  “Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers” will enrich your skills in painting flowers and deepen your understanding of Eastern Art.  Published by Barron’s Educational Series, 2014

2) “Ancient Spirit Modern Flair–The Art of Joan Lok” is a 96-page full-color album containing 72 pieces of Joan Lok’s paintings from 1996 to 2008.  The book is bilingual in English and traditional Chinese, with a foreword by Dr. Sik Fuk Chow who has written books on Chinese brush painting including the Lingnam School of Art, published by the Guangdong Press; and an introduction of the artist by Mr. Fong Yuen Ng, the Founder of the Lingnam Art Association of America.  Published by Radiant Brush Gallery, 2009.

Joan Lok creates luminous floral paintings that link Asian tradition to an adventurous, modern viewpoint.  Born in Hong Kong, Joan came to America in 1983 after winning an international cultural exchange scholarship.  She exhibits her artwork nationally and internationally.  Joan won many awards including the Best of Show from the Sumi-e Society of America and Sumi-e Artists of Canada Joint Exhibition in 2009, the Kyoto Education Council Award in Japan in 2011.  Her masterful landscape won the 2005 National Cherry Blossom Festival Art Contest, was made into posters and merchandises, creating the most prolific festival for the organizer.  Her artworks are featured in “The Best of Flower Painting”, “Stroke of Genius”, “Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolors”, and her art album “Ancient Spirit Modern Flair – The Art of Joan Lok”.  Published by Barron’s Educational Series, Joan’s art instruction book, “Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers” becomes an instant best sellers when it was released in 2014.    

 

Joan promotes the awareness and appreciation of the art of brush painting outside Asia.  Joan served as the National President of the Sumi-e Society of America for ten years (2002-2012).  She was the Vice President of the Lingnam Association of America, and signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists.  Among much recognition, Joan is honored in Who’s Who of American Art, and Who’s Who in American Women.  She served as a Commissioner of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, and received two Maryland Governor’s Citations recognizing her contribution.  Joan taught Asian American Arts at the University of Maryland at College Park.  She teaches sumi-e workshops locally and across the country.  Please visit www.joanlok.com to see her artwork gallery, blog and photos of recent workshops, demonstrations, and book-signing events.

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