Join dynamic, award-winning artist Hai-Ou Houu for a 2-day all-level, all-media, intensive plein Air workshop that is perfectly timed to prepare you mentally and physically for painting quickly in plein air or any alaprima subject.

$295 class fee (2 day), $165 (1 day)

Hai-Ou Hou (pronounced “Hi-Oh How”) was born in Beijing China. She received a B.A. from the Central Institue of Fine Art and Design in Beijing, China. After graduating Hai-Ou Hou taught at Hu Bei Fine Art Institute in Wu Han, China. Following her immigration to the United States, she received her Masters degree in Fine Arts from Towson State University. She has taught pinating and design at the Hubei Fine Art Institue in Wu Han, China, and is the owner and director of the Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville, MD.

Hai-Ou has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for her landscape, and figurative oil paintings. Also a portrait artist, she designed a unique portrait style called Passport Portraits incorporating documents, seals, and personal memorabilia painted into the portrait to tell that person’s story of their journey to America. An award-winning plein air painter, she has traveled to plein air events from California to the East Coast.

Hai-Ou is a signature member in both the American Impressionist Society and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters and the 2nd Place award winner at the prestigious Plein Air Easton 2017.

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