Why "Starry Dreams"
I believe everyone is the star of her life story and has unique dreams. My studio is a way to share my passion, skills and knowledge, and also to support grassroots art education. I hope my art will add shine to your starry life and will help many others' starry dreams come true.
Hi, my name is Qinghong Wei, the artist at the Starry Dreams Studio. Here I share my love for watercolor with the world.
Why watercolor? Well, born into an ancient family in China of rich art and culture heritage, I was immersed in the Chinese classical art and philosophy at an early age. As a young girl, my favorite time was to pull out the set of Chinese brush and ink and paint on the delicate yet resilient rice paper.
After receiving my bachelor's degree in architecture from Tsinghua University, China, I came to America and attended the acclaimed College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning at University of Cincinnati. One thing led to another, before I knew it, I had so much training and experience in art, design, dance, and theater, and eventually conducted my doctoral research on how arts transform people and communities. I also have had the privilege to work closely with some of the best artists in the world.
In the whirlwind of rich experience in arts, watercolor came into my life in a quiet way. But I was soon fascinated by how much it resembles... life! I am learning that with watercolor, it's not about control; it's about flow. Just like life.
Watercolor has since become my practice for peaceful and joyful living. In watercolor I find resonance with my root in Chinese art, too. Watercolor is now my medium to express a world that is both real and magical. I am passionate to share this art of flow with the world.
Read my story as the Featured Artist on DoodleWash and World Watercolor Group.
From my experience and research, I understand how art can empower and transform a person and a community. So I have been dedicated to grassroots art education for years, serving disadvantaged communities in both America and China.
I am committed to donate a portion of the income of the studio to Story Bridge, a nonprofit organization that I serve and provides storytelling and performing arts programs to empower distressed communities.