Born in 1964, Chen-Wen Cheng is a member to the board of directors of the Chinese Asia-Pacific Watercolor Association, a judge to the International Watercolor Society Art Contest, and a member to the review committee of the Arts Festival of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu County. The artist has been recognized by Chu-Qien Award of the Watercolor Painting Genre of the Hsinchu Chu-Qien Art Exhibition, Tai Yang Award of the 63rdTai Yang Art Exhibition, and The Jury's Golden Award of Excellence, 2014 World Watercolour Competition, France. Cheng partook exhibitions in Art Revolution Taipei, Watercolor Solo Exhibition at Tatung University, Taipei, the International Exhibition of Classics of Chinese Watercolorists of National Museum of History, the Cross-Strait Watercolor Painting Exhibition in Hong Kong, Magnificent Symphonic-Giant Watercolor Exhibition at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the International Watercolor Biennale in France, the International Watercolor Triennial in Seoul, South Korea, Taiwan-Japan Watercolor Exhibition in New York, USA, the International Watercolor Exhibition at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico, and Circulation - Taiwan Modern Watercolor Painting Series at ARKI GALÉRIA.
The Nanpu Village of Beipu Township, Hsinchu County is a traditional Hakka community full of the fragrance of rice. Si Mei Chen-Lin, a grandma living in Sanheyuan, is an introverted, simple, thrifty lady and a model of the Hakka females. It is the full motherly love underneath her shy smile! This artwork won the Golden Medal of the World Watercolour Competition of France.
On one morning in the chilling winter, the father had already gone to the field and work, while we were sleeping soundly in the warm blanket. Even though he gets up early and comes home late with never-ending farm work, he always says in pride, “How nice I have a pair of hands full of callouses, so I am not afraid of hurt nor cold!” What is held in the big pair of warm, solid hands is the utmost love from a father to his family.
Paterongan at Fengbin Township, Hualian is situated by the Pacific Ocean. One third of its population are the people of Kavalan. The people employs the local materials and reels threads from the fiber of the banana tree trunk, with which they weave out daily articles. The 85-year-old artisan at Lala Ban, I-Bai, is concentrating on tying knots with delicate banana threads to make a strong long thread.
An old man is enjoying a brief moment of rest after lunch, idling, missing family, and thinking about the jobs in the afternoon… The old man sweats and toils every single day for his family. The hands are full of callouses, fractured and deformed. Yet, he stays strong and positive, working hard in the farm! Such honest passion toward the land from the farmers in Taiwan… Admirable!