Our June 2023 featured artist, Yong Hong Zhong, honed his professional skills in high-profile animation studios. After 14 years he moved his
I love to make things with wood + wax + paper.
From carving a relief woodblock, pulling a print on the press to applying layers of molten beeswax, I find joy in bringing disparate elements together to create unique, colorful compositions to brighten people’s days and environments.
My work is very process-oriented – that first mark of the brush or pen opens a flood gate of other ideas that pour out onto the canvas. I let my inner psyche speak to me about what it wants to say, creating varied pieces of color, texture, and line. Always colorful, always graphic, they are the best “language” I have with which to speak to the world.
My studio is located in Portland, Oregon in my backyard. I can walk out among my flowers and weird garden art and them immerse in making just a few steps from my home. It’s pretty awesome and I am so grateful.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Theater Arts from the University of Oregon (1998). I have been a professional working artist since 2000 and have exhibited and sold my work nationally. I have had my work professionally published in both books, magazines, and instructional videos.
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