About Me

As an art teacher, I enjoy seeing my students artistically grow as I share the skills and information I have to offer and I find it rewarding to see their excitement and sense of accomplishment that comes with learning.

My interest in art is in figurative art. I am a fan of the bay area figurative painters. I also like the contemporary figurative work and I enjoy seeing the resurgence of artists interested in this area.  

I have learned the techniques used in classical realistic painting and drawing and I involve myself with the ideas and concerns of the contemporary art world.

I have an MFA in Fine Arts from The Academy of Arts University and a BA in Studio Arts from CSU, Sacramento.

My wife and I recently moved back to my hometown near Sacramento, California after living in San Francisco for the past several years.

My wife Hsuan-Chi Chen is also a contributor to the demonstrations and articles posted on this site, she focuses on the watercolor painting portion of the blog.