Eileen was born in China, raised in Hong Kong and then immigrated to Canada in 1968. She graduated from the B.C. Institute of Technology with diplomas in Nuclear Medicine and Chemistry, and entered a career in health sciences. In 1994 she wanted to explore an aspect of life related to her roots, so she studied Chinese brush painting in 1994. Since then she has learned from several Chinese master painters throughout the years.
Her love of nature coincides with the beautiful expressions of nature revealed in this art form. By applying the basic discipline of Chinese painting, Eileen expresses her love of nature. She enjoys letting her spontaneous brushstrokes give expression to the images that sift freely through her thoughts. Having lived in Canada since 1968, she strives to blend Canadian scenes and nature into this ancient art form.
She is also an active volunteer for the arts community. She has served on the Board of the Burnaby Arts Council from 1998 to 2002 and chaired the Burnaby Artwalk Committee in 1999, 2000, 2004 the Artists Among Us Studio Tour in 2002 and 2003. As a member of the Art Teachers’ Association of B.C., Eileen has presented Chinese Watercolour Workshops in several of the Art Teachers’ Conferences. In May of 2005, she founded the Aurora Gallery, Artists’ Co-op, located at the International Village of Vancouver. Her other recent accomplishment include as an illustrator for a Children’s book, The Dream Jar, published in 2008 by Tutkam Books Inc.
Visit her website at http://eileenfong.com/