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Z.L. Feng finds inspiration for his ethereal watercolor landscapes on his travels and in the verdant countryside of the New River Valley where he lives.
“I find that the trees, rivers, and nature itself are beautiful and have good Feng Shui,” he said. “This means that wind and water are so important to our life and that is why these things are often the centerpieces of my works.”
Feng grew up in Shanghai, China, where he began painting at age seven. Before coming to the U.S. in 1986, he received his BFA from Shanghai Teacher’s University. He completed an MFA at Radford University in 1989 and went on to teach there for more than 30 years.
Feng's watercolors and illustrations have been exhibited in juried shows around the world. An artist-signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Pastel Society of America, Feng has won more than 200 national and international awards and has been recognized at numerous watercolor exhibitions.