Eileen Fong

About Eileen Fong and her artwork:

Eileen was born in China, raised in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1968. After graduating from the B.C. Institute of Technology in Nuclear Medicine and Chemistry, Eileen began working in the field of health care. Because she wanted to explore a new aspect of life and something related to her roots, she began studying Chinese brush painting in 1994, learning from several Chinese master painters throughout the years. Her love of nature coincides with the beautiful expressions of nature revealed in this art form. As an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 1998, Eileen has held several solo exhibitions in B.C. and participated in many juried group shows locally and overseas, including the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour 77th annual juried exhibition in Halifax, the Carit-Arte 07 at the Municipal Art Gallery Rivas Birones of Vilagarcia De Arousa of Spain and XVI Collective Painting and Sculptures Exhibition, Concello de Cangas of Spain. Her work has received several awards which include First Place at the Juried Arts 2006 Exhibition of the Surrey Arts Centre. Eileen is also an active volunteer in the arts community. She has served on the Board of the Burnaby Arts Council from 1998 to 2002, chaired the Burnaby Artwalk and Studio Tour. As a member of the Art Teacher Association of B.C., Eileen has presented Chinese Watercolour Workshops in several of the Art Teachers’ Conferences. In 2007, she ventured as a Children book illustrator: The Dream Jar, published in 2008 by Tutkam Books Inc. of Edmonton, Canada. Having lived in Canada for most of her life, she enjoys the blending of the Western cultures with this Eastern art form.