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Posted on: February 8, 2018

The City of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2018 presents: Painter STEPHEN HU

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The City of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County are celebrating the opportunity to share the artwork of Federal Way artist Stephen Hu. Currently Hu is a charter & signature member of Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists, American Society of Marine Artists and Evergreen Association of Fine Arts. His artworks have been granted many awards in competitive exhibitions, and they are held in private collections across the country. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to bring another great artist to Enumclaw.

Artist Statement, Steven Hu

Born in Macau, China, Steve Hu immigrated to Hawaii as a teenager in 1967. After receiving his BFA degree from the University of Hawaii, Hu continued his venture in fine art development to further his knowledge and skill in painting by taking workshops and classes with local and national renowned artists. There was a long pause of two decades of not creating any art until the artist moved to Washington State in the late 1990’s.

Watercolor was Steve’s painting medium since an early age. In recent years he furthered his study into oil painting focusing on maritime themes and studying under the mentorship of Austin Dwyer. In Hu’s post impressionistic artwork, the artist is able to combine his dedicated work ethic and skill to create art from the beauty, richness and love of nature through brush and paint. In his paintings, the viewers can share his feeling, emotion and impression through the heart warming, delicate and colorful blend of impressionistic romance and occasionally with a touch which depicts the artist’s Chinese cultural heritage.

As a frequent participant in juried exhibitions, Hu’s paintings have won various awards and merits of Honor. Steve Hu’s artwork is in private collections of fine art collectors, business professionals and corporations in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.

Gallery 2018 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Enumclaw, WA 98022. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. Gallery 2018 is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings.

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