Meet Yanshu Hsu.
Her award winning portraits are beautiful examples of realistic skin tones, the capture of light, and the expression of her subjects. Yanshu draws the viewer into the interesting compositions of her paintings with her masterful use of color, oil and pastel strokes. She captures the angle of the subject, drawing the outlines and adding layers to create tone and form; she blends and adds fine line details to create life. There are liveliness, expressions and gestures of the person, landscape or still life that may not be seen at first glance. As Yanshu says, “I endeavor to accentuate what the subject has to offer. I attempt to bring the painting to life”.
This commission artist and art teacher is a 20 year Sammamish resident who blends two cultures for the depth and unique feel of her work. Born in China, Yanshu was chosen from among thousands of applicants for a three year pre-college course designed especially for talented young artists who showed exceptional skill in art; of these only thirty were selected. She graduated from Lu Xuen Art College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Among her many accomplishments, Yanshu was an interior designer, and a lecturer at the Interior Art Institute of Shenyang, China.
She is a widely recognized artist in her field: Signature member and distinguished pastelist in the Northwest Pastel Society, member of the Oil Painters of America, featured artist in the Palette newsletter, Olympia Art League newsletter and Tacoma News Tribune. The Seattle Times produced a half page article about her in the Snohomish edition, and she has been featured several times in the World Journal, the largest Chinese newspaper in America. Yanshu has also been highlighted in Art Collector Magazine.
Sharing her skills in teaching, Yanshu is a warm and gracious instructor to her studio students in Sammamish and at local art venues. Daniel Smith Art Supplies, the Olympia Art League, the Peninsula Art League and the Northwest Pastel Society have all featured her demonstrations.
This local artist brings a wealth of experience and beautiful expression to her work. Yanshu invites you to pause to see the light and exceptional character of her work at the upcoming Sammamish Arts Fair, October 13th and 14th (http://sammamishartsfair.wordpress.com/ ) and visit her at her website www.artbyyanshu.com.