Zoee is a watercolor painter, currently based in Bellevue. Art and nature is an important part for her life since a young age. She grew up in a beautiful town in Southern China and trained under a Chinese traditional painter at a young age. After grown up, she moved to United States to study animation in University of Pennsylvania, and then moved to Seattle after graduation.
Her memory of misty but sometimes sunny scenes of hometown resonates with pacific northwest quite well. This conscious or subconscious link moved her to incorporate eastern sumi-e style into western watercolor painting style. When she paints, she likes to focus on capturing light and mood, and also has a big affection on interesting curves in the scene. She is very drawn to enlightening colors in nature as well. As a software engineer and an artist at the same time, she understands how art’s therapeutic power can help current hyper-busy working class with their daily stress and troubles in life, she would love to contribute her effort to that cause through her art.
Peace, enlightening, less is more is my eastern influenced self. Bold, free, alive is my western influenced self. I use watercolor paint to merge my two important identities together, trying to express my authentic self by exploring the balance between sumi-e and western watercolor.