21 Under 31 | Hsin-Yao Tseng

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
STYLE: Realism. I love to paint everything—still life, landscape, cityscape. Now, though, I am mostly focused on cityscapes.
MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I start very abstract and slowly define the focal point. I usually have a photo reference. For figurative work, I pose models and light them.
SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Teacher.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Keep painting. Keep practicing.
CREATIVE SPARK: Light and shadow on models. And on cities.
PRICE RANGE: $500 to $3,900.
GALLERIES: Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; www.hsinyaotseng.com.

Featured in our annual “21 Under 31″ article in September 2009