April Connors

April Connors is a freelance illustrator and figure drawing instructor whose illustrations have been exhibited in the U.S., Mexico, and Hong Kong.  She teaches at Walt Disney Animation, Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Otis College of Art and Design.


Edgar Silva

Silva is a contemporary fine art painter, from Los Angeles, California.  Growing up in LA, he was exposed to many artists and art forms.  Edgar's passion and love for art led him to apply to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he had the good fortune to study on a full scholarship with numerous artists.
Edgar Silva continues to show his work in galleries and is currently teaching painting and drawing classes at Art Center College of Design, Laguna College of Art and Design, Gnomon School of
Visual Effects in Hollywood and 3kicks Fine Art Studio in Pasadena.


Joseph Todorovitch

Joseph Michael Todorovitch is a contemporary painter, immersed in figurative subject matter, who is exploring painting through the lens of a naturalist perspective. His paintings are searching for a breathing sense of light, space, time, and subtle narratives that are personal but allow the viewer to ponder and create meaning. His concern for excellence of craftsmanship is balanced with a freedom to explore the playful side of paint application. He simultaneously pushes to create interest with surface abstraction and visual fidelity. The concert of the technical narrative, along with the implied narrative of the subject matter, requires the viewer to complete the experience of a Todorovitch work of art.


Lin Hua Zheng

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Born in China, Lin Zheng began to paint at the age of twelve.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in oil painting from the prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in
1981. Soon after, he worked as a professional artist in a local literature and art association and taught
fine art classes on a part-time basis at Shantou University for six years.
In 1987, Lin moved to the United States and continues toproduce fine art paintings, which include a
variety of masterful human figures, seascapes, landscapes, and still-lifes that are influenced by his
special zeal for color, light, and shadow.
His paintings have been widely collected by individuals, fine art galleries, universities, and museums
from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand. Many galleries in
the United States have sold and continue to show and sell Lin's paintings.
In the past, Lin devoted part of his talents to Walt Disney, Universal Studios, Sony, Film Roman, and
other Hollywood animation studios, in various capacities from Background Artist to Art Director on such
shows as Where on Earth is Carmen San Diego?, Cinderella Stoies, Mulan II, and Tarzan II. He was the Emmy Award winner in 1996 and Emmy Award nominee in 1994 and 1995 for some of the animation
shows he participated in.
As his paintings become increasingly popular and demanding in the art collection community, Lin has
decided to work full time and focus his talents on producing quality oil paintings.
His capable draftsmanship and keen eye for composition, coupled with his regular studies on live
models, allow him to build a strong foundation for every painting. His loose and impressionistic
brushstrokes stimulate the eye and pleasantly guide the viewer to the focal point of his painting, often a
ballerina preparing for the stage or a dancer enjoying her performance.
The strong tones of the light and dark in some of his paintings also lead to the focus and add to the
sense of drama. Lin Zheng is considered as a contemporary master of classical impressionism.
The strong tones of the light and dark in some of his paintings also lead to the focus and add to the
sense of drama. Lin Zheng is considered as a contemporary master of classical impressionism.


Richard Morris

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Richard Morris is a representational figure/portrait painter.  He has been teaching in the L.A. area for the last six years at such schools as the California Art Institute, LAAFA, and Laguna College of Art.  He has studied with many prominent L.A. artists such as Sergio Sanchez, Adrian Gottlieb, Marshall Vandruff, Aaron Westerberg, Glen Orbik, and Rey Bustos.  He has recently received a MFA from New York Academy of Art.


SaiPing Lok

Born in Guangzhou China, SaiPing Lok studied illustration at Art Center and Cal State Long Beach. He has worked in the animation business as a background designer and painter for over 23 years, including 18 years in Disney studios.  He earned credit in eight different movies, ranging from Mulanthe Princes and the Frog to Planes, just to name a few.  He is a signature member of the California Art Club and received the first place award of landscape at the Gold Medal Exhibition of CAC in 2012 and received Bowers Museum purchase award in 2004.

 


Tim Tien

Tim has participated at numerous national exhibitions and plein air events across the US, in which he had been honored first place awards and Best of show awards. Tim has been invited or juried
into exhibitions such as the International Fine Art Fair; the annual Gold Medal Exhibition; the Annual Salon International Exhibition; Plein Air Easton; the Carmel Art Festival: the San Luis Obispo plein
air event and many others. Tim has served as Juror for different shows.  Tim studied the art of oil painting intensively for many years with many renowned artists qho can be traced back to the lineage of the old master and the Russian impressionist.  Tim is an instructor at the Plein Air Convention and is also teaching painting at Pasadena, Montrose, Diamond Bar and Palos Verdes. Tim is also an Artist
member of California Art Club.