Artist Shin Jong Sik Master watercolorist, Shin Jong-Shik, was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is actively involved in his area’s art communities and currently serves as Professor of the Painting Department at Hong-Ik University’s Fine Arts College. He is director of both the Seoul Art Association and Changwon Art Association. Additionally, he is sub-commissioner of the Korean Art Association and member of the Kyungnam Professional Artists Association. In addition to being an artist, Shin has authored two books. His book, Technique Expressive & Application, instructs readers in essential watercolor fundamentals and special techniques, as well as more advanced concepts. In this book, readers can follow and learn techniques including how to employ items such as plastic wrap, salt, spray bottles, toothbrushes and masking tape to render varied surfaces. Each project begins with a “materials needed” list and a pencil drawing. The step-by-step lessons are beautifully illustrated and conclude with one of Shin’s finished paintings. Shin Jong Shik’s book, The Display of Light, is an inspiring collection of his still life paintings, landscapes, seascapes and floral paintings. #art #painting #watercolor #natural