About

   Apples in Still Life   (2016)

Apples in Still Life (2016)

Gloria Tseng Fischer's earliest and fondest memory is of her mom’s hand sketching, demonstrating “how to paint an elephant” while explaining its physical attributes.  During high school, she discovered a love for visual editing, when cutting mats for school exhibitions. In her senior year, one of her watercolors won grand prize in Rodeo Art Competition.  This achievement led to a summer art scholarship at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she met Jana Van der Lee.  Ms. Van der Lee exposed Gloria to color, gradation and composition, and inspired her to seek a career in visual arts.  Gloria studied architecture and during her studies, kept a sketch log of the built environment.  In recording immediate impressions of her surroundings, she employed a technique of visual editing where portions of her subject matter is left to the viewer to complete.  Gloria’s watercolors reflect this approach of leaving out “paint” and challenging the viewer to fill in the blanks. The white of the paper is the background and the chiaroscuro of the painting.  Gloria’s compositions reflect her desire to challenge the viewer. 


Award

End of a Work Day (2018) awarded 2018 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Award in 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
Van Gogh Sunflowers (2016) awarded 2018 Second Place: Still Life in Montgomery Art Association: Creative Expressions
Boy (2017) awarded 2017 Second Place: Portrait in Montgomery Art Association: Creative Expressions
Iris (2014) awarded 2015 First Place: Still Life in Montgomery Art Association: Creative Expressions
Girl (2015) awarded 2015 Honorable Mention: Portrait in Montgomery Art Association: Creative Expressions
Leek, Onions, & Garlic (2014) awarded 2014 First Place: Still Life in Montgomery Art Association: Creative Expressions
Beets (2013) awarded 2013 Honorable Mention in Culinary Art Show at Friendship Heights Village Center 
Sunflowers (2013) awarded 2013 Honorable Mention: Still Life in Montgomery Art Association: Creative Expressions


Organization

Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Member: Starting 2019

Baltimore Watercolor Society, Signature Member: 2017 - Present

City of Takoma Park, Arts & Humanities Commission, Board Member: 2017 - Present

Maryland Federation of Art, Member: 2017 - Present

Montgomery Art Association, Member: 2012 - Present

Arts on the Block, Board Member: 2011 - 2015