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About the Artist
Ming Franz was born in Taiwan and began painting when she was 8 years old. She has studied with masters of traditional Chinese painting in Taiwan and continued her studies in the United States. She is a signature member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society and is International Artist Magazine's 2015 Grand Prize winner. She resides in Edgewood, New Mexico.
Ming Franz specializes in splash color painting, which combines watercolor techniques with Chinese ink and brush. The foundation of Splash painting is based on principles originating in Tang Dynasty China with a technique known as Po Mo. Essentially the artist freely “splashes” liquid color onto stacks of dampened sheets of mulberry paper. After the wet sheets are left to dry for several hours, they are separated so the real magic can begin: discovering if the resulting sheets are abstracts able to stand on their own, or if they can be enhanced with more paint, whatever the imagination sees in the heart of the work.