Ming Franz is leading an Artistic, Cultural, and Scenic Tour of Taiwan, Spring 2015
Date: March 25, 2015 through April 7, 2015
Location: Island of Taiwan
Tickets: Ming Franz Studio, www.mingfranzstudio.comhttp://mingfranzstudio.com/event/58474/travel-taiwan-spring-2015. Feel free to contact Ming with any questions: [email protected] or 505-281-4956.
Ming Franz was born in the jungle region of Taiwan. This is her second tour leading artists to her native home. As a child she had to hike many miles to school. She continued hiking and is still an avid hiker today. Ming has hiked many mountains around the world and thus developed an early passion for nature, especially waterfalls, streams, rivers, trees, birds. She chooses to be a landscape painter, because that is part of her life.
Ming started painting when she was eight with her neighbor, Mr. Tsai, an art teacher. She later studied with masters of traditional Chinese painting and attended the National Art Institute of Taiwan. She continued her art studies at community colleges where she resided in the US. In the 90’s she studied traditional “Splash Ink” with Master Paul Hau, she also studied “East meets West in Art” with Professor Arthur Kao at San Jose State, CA.
Ming Franz specializes in splashed ink painting, which combines watercolor techniques with Chinese ink and brush. She teaches workshops and conducts demonstrations at the New Mexico Art League, University New Mexico Extension Course as well as in her studio in Edgewood, New Mexico. She also teaches at Artist’s Expo, Houston, Texas, Wichita, Kansas, Chicago, Illinois, and Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, California. Denver Art Museum, Colorado, Upcoming Materials Expo. Santa Fe, NM. World of color Expo, Herndon, Virginia.
Ming is the author of “Splash Ink with Watercolor” and has had her work published in Acrylic Artist Magazine, Acrylic Illumination, Southwest Art Magazine, North Light Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Kennedy Publishing Magazine, Albuquerque Journal, Mountain Valley Telegraph newspaper, San Jose Mercury, Asian World Journal in the US and Rainbow Magazine in Taiwan.
She is a Signature Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, and is a member of New Mexico Art League, the National Watercolor Society, Sumi-e Society of America, Chinese American Art Development Foundation, and the American Society Association of Chinese Art.