Joan Lok creates artworks that link Asian tradition to an adventurous, modern viewpoint. Born in Hong Kong, Joan came to America in 1983 after winning an international cultural exchange fellowship. Joan won many awards including the Best of Show from the Sumi-e Society of America and Sumi-e Artists of Canada Joint Exhibition, the Kyoto Education Council Award in Japan, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Contest in America. Her art is featured in The Best of Flower Painting, and Stroke of Genius. Her Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers is a best-selling art instruction book available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. Joan is listed in Who’s Who of American Art. She served as a Commissioner of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. She is the Past President of Sumi-e Society of America, and the Past Vice President of Lingnan Art Association. Joan teaches sumi-e online and creates artwork from her studio in Columbia, Maryland. Full Bio https://www.joanlok.com/bio.