I have been painting seriously since 2005 and am largely self taught. I have been drawing and have taken art classes since I was a very young child. I have lived all over the world and many of my paintings reflect those experiences. I currently live in Nashville after having moved back to the U.S. in 2008 from a 5 year stay in Singapore with my husband and 5 children. I began to paint seriously while living in Singapore. I set a goal to paint every day for a year and managed to do so. In Singapore, my paintings were featured and sold in several auctions for the Singapore American School, Caring for Cambodia foundation and for the Singapore Rotary Club fundraiser. I also have completed several portrait commissions for the Vincent Halloran Foundation, including a portrait of fireman Vincent Halloran, who died in the Twin Towers and another portrait most recently completed of a little boy who died in Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast in the fall of 2012. Here in Nashville my work has shown in various retail stores and I have participated in some of the local shows here. I have clients overseas as well as all over the U.S. I am known for my vibrant and warm palette and for my capacity to capture the likeness and essence of a person in my portraits. My work reflects the depth and breadth of my experiences so I never really know where my paintbrush will take me next! My recognized strength is my use of color and a capacity to communicate the fullness of the human experience that evokes a sense of place, time and emotion.
I currently own a studio/gallery called wenpaints in the Shoppes on Fatherland in East Nashville.