Shirley Nichols

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Stephen Zhang




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Workshop Information

Stephen Zhang

- summer workshop -

 "Watercolor Portraits that Capture"

3-Day Workshop

July 18, 19 & 20, 2022

9am to 4pm

St. John's Episcopal Church

2401 College Ave.

Fort Worth, Texas  76110



I choose the specific subject to paint, not only based on its appearance, but also its inner spirit and the story. The process of my figurative painting is a process of character study and emotional development. Each time I apply a stroke to the painting, I add another angle to the story, or another layer of emotion. My goal is that when a painting is finished, it not only pleases the eyes, but it also stimulates the mind and awakens the empathy. Regarding the medium, I have a special connection with watercolor, since it bridges Eastern and Western artistic traditions. When I paint, I take advantage of contradictions inherent in the medium—between complexity and simplicity, controlling and letting-go, external and internal, permanent and temporary. My painting always starts with something that moves me, and then it begins to find its own paths. Therefore, each of my work is a result of unique discovery, non-linear evolution, and spontaneous happenings.

If you're interested in having your name added to a waiting list in case a spot opens up, please send an e-mail to our workshop chair

Shirley Nichols.

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Workshop information will be e-mailed to all participants.

All participants are required to pay a minimum $75 deposit.

Complete payment is required to be paid in full by July 4th.

If you register for this workshop, and become unable to attend for any reason,

you may find another artist to fill your spot. 

SWA is not responsible for finding replacement artists.  SWA will not be refunding any fees.

Artists are responsible for working out payment arrangements if replacement is needed.