Wing Na Wong

              Portrait Painter

Artist’s statement:

Wing Na Wong’s thesis is based on animals and taxidermy. Our animal kingdom is facing new extinctions every day and many of them are caused by humans. As such, it is our responsibility to bring more awareness to these issues and help them survive the changes caused by us. Her paintings serve as a reminder and a connections between the beauties of these animals and what they would be like if they were still with us today, and to ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to see these animals not just through taxidermy but in real life.


Wing Na Wong is currently studying the Master of Fine Arts program at Western Connecticut State University. 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.
One day, she decided to stop lamenting about missed opportunities and to create her own. She never thought about returning to school or to return to creating art work, let alone on a professional level. She signed up for her first painting class on Spring 2016, she practiced after midnight, and she was able to achieve many personal milestones and perfect her talents thanks to the unwavering support and guidance from the Art Department at West Conn. A few semesters of classes and many of paintings later, she is really pleased with her progress. She is back on track to pursue her dreams and to do what she has always wanted. 

• Her style of painting is hyper realistic and photorealistism. She enjoys painting portraits, still life and animals.

Awards and recognitions

• Painting of Portia De Rossi was showed on The Ellen Show, and it was complimented by Ellen Degeneres.

• Nominated by Western Connecticut State University for the Antonio Alberetti Award for Excellence in Painting. The award is given in memory of Antonio Alberetti, who encouraged achievement in the arts. The selected recipient is the art student who demonstrates the most promise in painting.

• An art piece was chosen by the Congresswoman, Jahana Hayes in her Waterbury office, and it will be display there  for her 2 years term.

• Nominated by The National Society of Leadership and Success on December 8th 2017 for the Dream Support Award, intended to support individuals in achieving their dream, out of recognition that working towards a personal goal takes unlimited hard work, unyielding determination, and unbreakable courage.

• The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in Hartford Art school of the University of Hartford – for excellence in visual arts.

Art Shows
Group Shows:

Jan 10th – Feb 1st, 2018 
New Town Library – Cyrenius H. Booth Central Library 
25 Main Street Newtown CT 06470 

Feb 2rd – March 29th, 2018 
New Town Municipal Center – ‘Color in Winter’
3 Primrose St, Newtown, CT 06470  

Feb 5th – March 5th, 2018 
Robert S. Young Library  
43 Lake Avenue Ext. Danbury, CT 06810 

April 19th – May 6th, 2018 
Senior Portfolio Exhibition • WCSU Art Gallery 
43 Lake Avenue Ext. Danbury, CT 06810 

June 1st – July 6th, 2019
Art and Frame of New Town
77 Main Street New Town, CT 06470

Solo Shows:

Feb 5th – April 13th, 2018 
City Center Danbury 
268 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810
July 9th – Sept 14th, 2018
Escape to the Arts 
293 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Juried Exhibition Shows:

April 21st, 2016 
Two of my charcoal drawings were selected to display in the 36th Annual Student Art Show in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery

Oct 4th – Oct 28th, 2018
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio 
11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT 06776

Oct 14th – Oct 21st, 2018 
Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts • Richter House  
100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT 06811

June 8th – August 4th, 2019
Hudson Valley Art Association 86th Annual Show
The Lyme Art Association Gallery Old Lyme, CT
Honors Awards
• Nominated by Tunxis Community College for the All-USA Community College Academic Team in recognition of scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments on April 28th 2017. Out of 11 colleges, 21 students were chosen for the state team and I was selected to represent Tunxis Community College. I had also obtained an official statement from Nancy Wyman, Lieutenant Governor for recognizing this achievement. 

• Nominated by Naugatuck Valley Community College for the All-USA Community College Academic Team in recognition of scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments on April 29th 2016. Out of 10 colleges, 19 students were chosen for the state team and I was selected to represent Naugatuck Valley Community College. I had also obtained an official statement from Dannel P. Malloy, Governor for recognizing this achievement. 

Commissions Portraits
If there is a special memory from a memorable picture, that wish to be painted as a gift or a personal collectible, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free estimate. The medium that I use is oil on canvas or oil on linen, it is 100% traditionally hand painted. Also I will stretch my own canvas for custom sizes.  
Latest Work
This painting of a tiger is my latest finished painting. It’s an oil on canvas painting, and the size is 48″ x 36″. Follow me on Instagram: @wingnawong for latest work in progress.
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Mailing address:
PO Box 2513
Danbury, CT 06813