Warren Chang (OPAM) sends this painting in his stead for
OPA’s 2010 Eastern Regional
All OPA Eastern Regional Paintings will be for sale
beginning at the Opening on Friday, October 15, 2010
Warren Chang – “Artist’s Palette”, 18×24, oil, $7500
If you have a couple half hours, the following videos are really terrific, packed with great paintings from history. Warren walks us through some of the decision-making behind his subject matter, divulging his love of the 19th century, and showing his painting technique to some degree as well.
California born Warren Chang graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1981 and after 20 years working as a freelance illustrator, embarked in a career in fine art in 2000.
He has been an instructor of drawing and painting for fourteen years, including 3 years at Pratt Institute in New York and currently at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and he conducts painting workshops nationally.
His work has been profiled in many art publications including the covers of American Artist magazine and International Artist magazines which accompanied a series of 8 articles on instructional painting he authored. His awards include “Best of Show” at the Salon International 2003 held in San Antonio Texas, Southwest Art Award in 2008 and the Fine Art Connoisseur Award for painting in 2009, both at the California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. He is a Signature Artist member of the California Art Club and a Master Signature member of the Oil Painters of America.
His interest in painting follows the traditions of classical realism. Primarily a figurative painter, he captures the figure in contemporary environments, whether biographical interiors or outdoor genre paintings of the fieldworkers of Monterey County where he grew up.