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#393 Sunrise Recreation Area by William Lum
#390 Wayne by William Lum
#389 Auburn Old Town by William Lum
#388 Wool Machine by William Lum
#387 Smartsville by William Lum
#386 Hummingbird Nest by William Lum
#385 Leonard by William Lum
#384 Cows by William Lum
#383 Lincoln Way and High Street by William Lum
#382 Wheatland Hop Kilns by William Lum
#381 Jill's Chickens by William Lum
#380 Canal Trail by William Lum
#379 Twin Peaks Orchard by William Lum
#378 Griffith Quarry Park by William Lum
#377 Newcastle Packing Shed by William Lum
#376 Griffith Quarry by William Lum
#374 Kitten by William Lum
#373 Sheridan Country Store by William Lum
#372 Rudy by William Lum
#370 Brewer Road by William Lum
#367 Longhorn by William Lum
#366 Chickens by William Lum
#364 Sand Harbor by William Lum
#361 Boulder Court by William Lum
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About William Lum
My search to find my biological family was the genesis of my journey into the world of art. When I finally found my birth family, at the age of 40, I was plunged into a new and very different family. On one occasion while talking with the father I had never known, I discovered that my great uncle was the renowned watercolorist Dong Kingman. Fatefully discovering a cheap watercolor paint set, and intrigued by my relationship with Kingman, I wondered if I had inherited any of his talent.
This lingering question spurred me into trying to paint. My first challenge was deciding what subjects I would paint. As a fan of Van Gogh, and knowing that he painted images from his day to day life: houses, fields, people working, I decided to do the same.
Thus my neighborhood street corner in Sunnyvale, California became the subject of my first painting attempt in December 1993, which I titled Suburbia #1. Much to my surprise, my friends and family were impressed with my work and their positive reaction encouraged me to continue to paint. I painted images of what I encountered in my life. Things I enjoyed looking at, represented my region, or that I experienced became my painting subjects. I strove to keep my subjects broad because life is a vast array of subjects just waiting to be painted.
In 1994 I joined the Sunnyvale Art Club and the Santa Clara County Watercolor Society. I enjoyed seeing other painting styles and the positive energy of the other artists was contagious. This energy, and the continued interest in my art from the public, encouraged me to become a participating artist in the Santa Clara County Open Studio tour for a number of years to follow.
I eventually did get a chance to meet and spend time with my great uncle, Dong Kingman before he passed away in 2000. I had a chance to I asked him, â€œHow does one become a good artist, should I take classes?â€