The Vibrant Watercolors of Yong Hong Zhong

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Date(s) - 08/04/2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pittsford Fine Art


For eight years, the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival attracted renowned artists from across the nation to paint scenes from this region’s natural beauty. The festival no longer takes place, but one cross-country visitor who competed multiple times — and once won best of show — loved our area so much he considers its resident artists “my family.”

The artists who run Pittsford Fine Art constitute part of that family, which is why Portland, Oreg. watercolorist Yong Hong Zhong is the gallery’s featured guest this summer through Sept. 30. Zhong, a former artist for Walt Disney Company and MTV Animation Studios who competes in plein air competitions across the country, is known for his spontaneous, glowing watercolors. His paintings of landscapes, cityscapes and florals are sublime examples of how simple paint and paper can be used to express emotion and the beauty of light.

Zhong says, “Being able to convey my emotions through my paintings gives me a sense of creative freedom and fulfillment.  It allows me to share with others what touches me, what inspires me and what moves me.”

Pittsford Fine Art is open Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available in front of the gallery, at 4 North Main Street, or at the nearby public parking lot. Follow Pittsford Fine Art on Facebook at and on Instagram at @pittsfordfineartgallery.

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