Laguna Plein Air Signature Artist Ran Wu
Ran was born in Taiwan. At a young age, Ran showed her special interests in art so her parents sent her to learn drawing, watercolor, and Chinese brush painting with the local artist Liang Dan Mei. Ran moved to the United States in her mid-twenties and took a break from creating art in favor of starting a corporate career and family in Northern California. In the early 2010s, Ran decided to resume her art career and become a fine artist.
To further develop her artistic craftsmanship and comprehension, Ran attended the MFA program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She also studied under the master artists Jove Wang and Huihan Liu. Though mainly focused on the portrait and figurative paintings, Ran has also painted plein air and still life extensively. Ran is always intrigued by the surrounding light, shapes and colors, and she has the keen eyes to extract beauties from common scenes and people she encounters at home or on the road. These are all the inspirations for Ran’s painting. With bold brushstrokes, strong colors to emphasize the design elements and fine details, Ran’s painting style can be best described as post-impressionistic modern representational fine art.
Ran has been showing her arts nationally and juried into the most prestigious and competitive art exhibitions and won awards.