The art of Fen Hsu is a story of romance and of making lemonade out of lemons.
Part of a first-generation Taiwanese family in San Francisco, Fen studied art at the De Young Museum and the University of California, Berkeley. When she moved to Seattle, her future husband encouraged her in art and even took up painting himself, which led to painting and billiards romantic road trips where they continually discover the hidden culinary gems, magnificent landscapes and small communities of their home in the Pacific Northwest.
Life being full of surprises, her art practice comes about in part from a recent disability. Making lemonade out of lemons, she counts clothes mending and painting among her hobbies. Optimism and resourcefulness are part of the distinct spirit and style of her work
Oil Painting class in Maui, Hawaii
Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Studies in Art and Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
De Young Museum Art School, San Francisco, studied with the abstract painter, John DiPaolo
Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, Classes in Life Drawing and Painting
COMMUNITY AND CREATIVE WORK
2020 January to June, Group show at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA
2019 to present - Founder of artsywiz.com, an online art gallery
2012 - Seward Park Tree Ambassador leading tree walks
2010 - Contributing writer to Momentum Magazine, a bicycle lifestyle magazine
2010 - Fashion contributor to the Great City Fete Du Flaneur celebration event
2010 - Presenter at Blue Festival along with the Mangrove Action Project to raise awareness of the health of the oceans
2009 - Presenter of up-cycled bicycle fashions at the Sustainable Ballard Festival