Seattle Real Estate July Artist Artisansoul



About Artisansoul

Artisansoul known as Maggie H0 has been a dedicated student of Chinese art since first applying brush to paper as a child. Her parents supported her enthusiasm from an early age, encouraging her to stretch and follow her passion.

After immigrating to the United States in 1986, Artisansoul began studies under Vincent Ma, a renowned calligraphy master, who himself was educated by Hanlim, a high ranking official of literature in the Ching dynasty.

Once her calligraphy skills were firmly established, Artisansoul searched for other outlets to stretch creatively. She contacted Zuolie Deng, whose expertise is impressionistic Chinese water color painting. He opened Artisansoul’s eyes to an entirely new world and spent countless hours teaching her many subtle methods of manipulating paint and ink.

Another master, Hong Duan Yang, recognized Artisansoul’s talent and took her under his wing. Well known in China for his paintings of Eagles and Swallows, Mr. Yang’s skill in advanced watercolor techniques was invaluable in developing Artisansoul’s talent. Under his watchful eye, she has developed an abundance of new ways to express her remarkable artistic vision.

Maggie is currently Vice President of the Washington Chinese Overseas Artist Association.

Contact information: artisansoul@hotmail.com

Artist Statement

Nature is the source of inspiration for my artistic vision. My ultimate goal is always the same, to invite the audience to step into the beauty of the paintings I have created.

I focus on capturing the life, character and spirit of my subjects, rather than reproducing technically accurate likenesses. Non-essential elements are stripped away, revealing the object’s beauty and soul.

Though I paint quite deliberately, consciously employing both centuries-old Chinese techniques and contemporary approaches, my feelings toward the subject are the driving force ultimately determining the direction.

Each painting speaks for itself and whatever it says to the viewer – it’s the right message because there isn’t a wrong and a right message. Each person takes something a little different from the same painting and I’m happy with that.

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