My friend invited me to contribute an artwork to a book he was writing. The landscape instructional book is recently published and underneath my artwork was my name misprinted as "Joan Chan Lok" instead of "Joan Lok". Neither of us had any idea where the word "Chan" came from. Anyway, if you see "Joan Chan Lok", it is me "Joan Lok". For more landscape artworks by me, visit the landscape galleries in my website www.joanlok.com. That's how I became "Joan Chan Lok."
Monday, September 9, 2013
Congratulation. Joan Lok's artwork "Mischievous Adventure" won the Long Island Chapter Award at the Sumi-e Society of America Golden Jubilee Exhibition in Portsmouth, Virgina. The judge is renowned watercolor master Cheng Khee Chee. What a fun weekend enjoying the reception and award dinner, plus time painting blue herons and koi.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Joan conducted a three-day workshop with the Sumi-e Society's National Capital Area Chapter focusing on the Lingnan School of Painting, May 2-4, 2013. We had a fun time learning about the history of the Lingnan School, and how to paint fruit, vegetable, song birds and flowers. A good time was had for all!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hurry to see the Haiku for Hope Art Exhibition at the Columbia Art Center to raise funds for the Howard County Hospital's Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, before the arts are gone like cherry blossoms. My artwork "Le Printemp" is selected as the postcard artwork for the show and is all over the local newspapers and publications!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
I was invited by the Women Artists' Forum to present the art of sumi-e at their spring meeting on February 10, 2013. I discussed the differences between the art of the East and the West in materials, subject matters, and composition. It was also the Lunar New Year, so I painted peonies, the symbol of good fortune, for the demo. It's a perfect way to start the new year.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
http://bws.onefireplace.com/BWSEvents?eventId=609023&EventViewMode=EventDetails. The class is designed for watercolorists interested to widen the horizon with the art of sumi-e to improve brushwork and explore new way of looking at art. Class is expected to fill up quickly so please register early. Note the late start on Saturday because there is an exercise class at the center in the morning. Call or e-mail me if you have any questions. Hope to see you there. Joan Lok