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Featured Student Artist: Jillian Cai



Fourteen-year-old Jillian Cai studies art at Xiangbin Art Center in Illinois.  Her piece, “A Blush in the Blue“, was selected as a Top Ten Winner for our Summer 2012 art contest.  This means that Jillian’s art was one of the ten best pieces submitted in her age category.

celebrating artsJillian has been taking art lessons for about three years, and in that time she has really grown to love it.  She is also part of a dance company and enjoys dancing in her spare time.

In reference to her painting, Jillian explains, “‘Blush in the Blue’ was originally going to be just another ordinary landscape. That is, as ordinary as any painting can get, but then I saw a beautiful picture of bright pink flamingos, with the cool blue lake in the background. I knew that I wanted to make this the main point of my painting. The flamingos became the blush of pink the blue of the lake and surroundings.”

Jillian’s future plans include having a job that is art-related.  In the mean time, she is going to continue learning so that she can hone her technique to create better pieces of art and continue to improve as an artist.

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