Artist Fongwei Liu received his BFA degree from the prestigious Fine Art Academy of Yunnan, China in 1994. After graduation, Fongwei chased various ventures but never touched his paint brush again until 2007 when he finally realized that art is his true passion, and returned to art school in the States. Fongwei received his MFA degree from Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2009.
From 2010, he worked at Academy of Art University as an art instructor.
Fongwei started his career as a professional artist in 2009, since when his works have been shown in many exhibitions, such as Salon International by Greenhouse Gallery; National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils by Oil Painters of America; Annual International Portrait Competition by the Portrait Society of America; Great Impressionists – Masters of Fine Art by Silvana Gallery; Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition by Waterhouse Gallery, among others.
I draw inspirations for my art from nature. The subject matter is not important to me. I enjoy capturing all the beauty surrounding us, such as autumn colors, white snowy scenes, foggy cities, people’s emotion, and the expressive human bodies.
My creative process is also an intuitive response to the power of nature.When something touches me, a picture takes shape in my mind and formed an idea or concept, then I experiment with various techniques to visualize the idea. Thus, I believe that every stroke in my paintings comes from my mind, flows through my hand to reach my canvas. It is my language to tell stories.
As an artist, I incessantly improve my skills and make them become my second nature because I believe that better techniques produce better paintings.