Featured Student Artist: Allison Zhang

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2014-07-04 17.13.35Allison’s art “Friends” was selected as a Top Ten Winner in our Spring 2014 national student art contest. At the time, Allison was attending Chinook Middle School in Bellevue, Washington.

Allison has enjoyed art since she was little. She has been using acrylic for a couple of years and has recently started the media of oil painting. When creating “Friends”, she wanted to paint something new using the new techniques she’s learned from her art teacher.

Allison went on to explain, “…I painted two koi fishes swimming peacefully with ease down a gentle stream. I tried out thick strokes, thin strokes and other variety of the strokes I’ve learned through the past years. This piece has made me improve a lot in the media of oil painting.”

In the future, Allison hopes to have a career involving art and would like to learn all the different medias of art and master them, as she knows there are many things other than oil painting waiting to be learned and experienced.

To learn more about our national art contests, visit www.celebratingart.com.

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