Chen-Wen Cheng ｜ 程振文
Board Member of the Chinese Asia-Pacific Watercolor Association
Jury to the International Watercolor Society Art Contest
2014 The Jury’s Golden Award of Excellence, 2014 World Watercolour Competition, France
2015 the International Watercolor Triennial in Seoul, South Korea
Watercolor Solo Exhibition at Tatung University, Taipei
Taiwan-Japan Watercolor Exhibition in New York, USA
2016 International Watercolor Exhibitions in Asia and Mexico
2017 Taiwan & Japan Watercolor Exhibition at Chimei Museum
2018 Fabriano in Acquarello, Italy
噶瑪蘭阿嬤 Kavalan Grandma
水彩 Watercolor｜153 ×101cm｜ 2019
Kavalan grandma, aged 85, was a healthy, diligent, senior artisan at Lala Ban, Hualien. In some afternoon in wintertime, the grandma wove banana tree fibers as usual. Despite her presbyopia, she still excelled at tying knots, weaving threads into a strong long thread. What a moving picture of her concentrating at work.
馬祖阿嬤 Matsu Grandma
水彩 Watercolor｜101 ×112cm｜ 2019
The grandma lived in Qinbi Village, Beigan, Matsu. She had timid smile and talked little. On a bright sunny day, she was busy at laundry, sweating all over her silver-white hair and dark chink. The artwork was a challenge of not using white pigment. Instead, wash technique was employed to capture the delicate hairs. It was a trial to my tenacity as well as a praise to mother’s love.
水彩 Watercolor｜75 ×153cm｜ 2009
Seeds were sowed in pots after I had had the grapes. To my surprise, it grew and blossomed, yielding green little grapes in the end. It was my first time witnessing the growth of grapes. I was surprised and exciting. Just as I enjoyed the waiting for it to turn from green to purple, birds already had their taste on the fruits, leaving nothing but seeds sticking to the branch. In a hurry, I cut the remainders to savor the luscious grapes.