Watercolor Artist

Seeing Connection

POWERFULLY EFFECTIVE, expressive and exuberant are a few of the many attributes of Stephen Zhang’s painting, Together, winner of this year’s Watermedia Showcase Best of Show. “Zhang’s painting works on every level,” says Editor-in-Chief Anne Hevener, adding, “Not only does it demonstrate great design, skillful handling of color and general confidence in the medium, it’s a piece that commands attention. With a theme that seeks to celebrate some of the very best of humanity; it practically insists on happiness.”

The watercolor is one of four that Zhang created for Faces of Dallas, a multidisciplinary collaboration project presented at the Dallas Soluna International Music & Arts Festival. The collaboration included a choir, composers, poets, artists, designers and the public in the telling of four stories about residents whose voices often go unheard in the fast-growing, prosperous city.

The figures featured in , a mother and her sister and daughter, are refugees who fled their their remote mountain

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