Tranquility(oil paint) is a piece that captures the power of the mighty sky, water, and land. While drawing this piece, I imagined myself in a mountainous village in China because growing up I watched many Chinese movies,— and it seemed that such a pure, untouched environment could only be found in a village where urbanization and all the destruction that goes along with it have not yet arrived. Blue Still Life (gouache paint), it is a simple still life, but the rich shades of blue allow each of the different objects in the painting to stand out, and I feel like all of the colors in this still life blend harmoniously and are unique from other still lives that I have seen. My creative process is not so much a process, but rather I like to take microcosms of my life whether it’s reading a poem in class or watching a traditional Chinese movie, and letting them manifest on my paper. I especially enjoy painting landscapes because I find them very calming, and I also hope to convey that to the viewer.
Velda Wang is a current junior from Atlanta, Georgia. She believes that she is incredibly fortunate to have been able to take art lessons growing up, and so she wanted to provide this opportunity to others through her nonprofit organization, Young Artists, which gives art supplies and art lessons to inner-city children. Her goal is to inspire others and expand their artistic expression.