Dick Zunkel: Graduated Bradley University with a degree in mechanical design with a minor in graphic arts. He continued art study at Wingate College (University) in North Carolina studying ceramics and oil portraiture. After moving to California he studied watercolor at the San Francisco Art Institute and served as a guest instructor in plein air painting. Dick attended Tony Couch watercolor workshop in Cambria, CA. He taught watercolor to seniors in workshops and classes held in San Jose, CA. He is a member, Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society. He began a cartoon series "Plain Air" in 2015 and has published two books of cartoons for and about art and artists.
Yan (Salinda) Zheng: Was a career Diplomat until retirement in 2010. She served in Europe, Asia, and Africa. She studied traditional Chinese Brush Painting in Beijing for three years. Salinda emigrated to the U.S. in 2012. She studied watercolor at the Ichen Art Academy in Fremont, CA and attended the Tony Couch Watercolor Workshop in Cambria, CA. She enjoys painting plein air, especially seascapes on the California coast.
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