LEUNG YUN CHARM
Born in Hong Kong. Painting has been Leung Yun Charm's keen interest since he was young. Through perseverance, he was fortunate to be selected as a finalist in the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, Western medium section, in 1979, and subsequently the Young Art in Asia Now Competition held in the Hong Kong Arts Center in 1980.
With a career as a photojournalist spanning 18 years, Leung Yun Charm resumed painting after his early retirement in 2007. He received the People's Choice Award as well as a Merchandise Award granted by M. Graham & Co. in the 33rd Juried Exhibition organized by the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society in 2012. He received a Merchandise Award granted by Curry's Da Vinci Paint Co. in the 88th Juried Exhibition Open Water 2013 organized by the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. In 2015, his work "Take a break" was one of the 50 works juried into the exhibition Figurativas' 15, a contest in which 2,459 artists participated from around the world. He also won the Best Overall Watercolor award in the 2015/2016 bimonthly PleinAir Salon competition.
He always loves to paint things that surround him, about the everyday lives of common people. They might be the familiar and ordinary things in life, but he attempts to capture their serenity and peace, and to explore the wonders of light and the beauty of our world. To date his works have been exhibited in the US, Canada, Beijing, Germany, Spain, Taiwan and Hong Kong.