Please join us Friday, October 5th at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Elena A. Yang. This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, The Julie Moe & Jared Chase Group along with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage who will be serving wine and beer samples.
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Elena A. Yang Bio
I began as a self-taught watercolor painter. Art had always occupied a prominent part in my identity…though I didn’t realize that till after I had come to the States and, some 15 years later, completed my PhD in social sciences. Some of my earliest paintings and drawings traveled across the Pacific Ocean with me decades ago when I immigrated to the States. Subconsciously, I must have recognized their importance in my life.
Does my social science background have any impact on my painting? I believe so. Social science, like other sciences, requires self-analysis of one’s work, to the point where self-analysis becomes habitual. However, my habit of analyzing my paintings has been a double-edged sword. While knowing my strengths and weaknesses makes sense, trying to exert too much control in watercolor can lead to frustration. So, I have been learning to “just” paint.
Decades ago, my first and only watercolor teacher encouraged me to show my paintings, but it took another decade before I seized the opportunity. Since I moved to New Mexico in 2002, my paintings have been juried into Los Alamos’s Fuller Art Center several times, and I have shown work at various business establishments between Los Alamos and Santa Fe. When I was asked to serve as a juror in an exhibit, it felt like I got another degree.