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Joan Lok creates artworks that link Asian tradition to an adventurous, modern viewpoint. Born in Hong Kong, Joan came to America in 1983 after winning an international cultural exchange fellowship. Joan won many awards including the Best of Show from the Sumi-e Society of America and Sumi-e Artists of Canada Joint Exhibition, the Kyoto Education Council Award in Japan, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Contest in America. Joan is listed in Who's Who of American Art. Her art is featured in The Best Flower Paintings, and Stroke of Genius. Her Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers is a best-selling instruction book available in English, Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. Joan served as a Commissioner of the Maryland Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, President of the Sumi-e Society of America, and the Vice President of the Lingnan Art Association of America. Joan teaches sumi-e online and creates artwork from her studio in Columbia, Maryland.