Wing Na Wong is a photorealist painter. Her specialty is portraiture, depicting people or animals with expressive details. Photorealism has always been her interest, but her decision to officially make it her career began when she started fine tuning her techniques. Creating portraits and bringing them alive with details gives her all the satisfaction and encouragement she needs for the next art piece. It is telling the story of a person, a biography, using her paint brush to depict the many life experiences that we all go through with visual clues and artistic details.
Wing Na Wong had graduated from the Master of Fine Arts in Illustration at Western Connecticut State University the Class of 2020. She is a stay-at-home mom who has a burning passion for creating hyper realistic artwork and fusion of practical art projects with creative methods. Her passion started at an extremely young age, she found herself attracted to the drawing. She loved the idea of creating an image that included natural elements sprinkled with her own imagination. Unfortunately, life events took over and she found herself straying further and further away from the path she has always envisioned herself to take. Many years passed before she had the inspiration to pick up a pencil again. She would look back to her older drawings, thinking about the possibilities she could have had.
She has a passion for Illustration; she likes to incorporate Illustration elements to her paintings. The example of culture by adding element of traditional clothing or a flag, it is representational and it is symbolic. Strengthen the message of animal awareness by adding the cage, color, textures and composition to evoke or express different emotions.
She admires Tim O’Brien and Gottfried Helnwein; they convey ideas, facts and feelings using the technical skills of painting and drawing and their own creativity. The most influential mentor and guidance are Lesile Cober-Gentry and Jack Tom. They had made a positive difference in her life. They saw something in her that she didn’t see in herself, and they are the ones who taught her to always trying to improve and never stop learning.