Li Hua Mahalik

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Introduction Artists like to think that their job is to record the beauty of the visual world in as many ways as can be imagined. I paint to show and tell the beauty that surrounds us. Even though I graduated with a degree in painting from ASU, it took many years of studies under the professionals at the Scottsdale Artist School for me to become a better painter and call myself an artist with pride. Before then, I painted using works of Van Gogh and Cezanne as my mentors. I still do. My idea of a good painting consists of four most essential elements: good composition, values, right temperature and mood. The mood is actually the atmosphere, which translates the quality of light through the use of Color Theory. But from time to time I like to explore different techniques and knowledge to move forward and to push my limits. Oil is my favorite medium because it is rich, flexible and forgiving, like a friend.
Interests Art of Impressionism, Post Impressionism, painting, reading, poetry, net surfing
Favorite Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkvLq0TYiwI&feature=related
Favorite Books A Separate Reality, Journey To Ixtlan, Tortilla Flat