Artist Statement and Biography Chi E Shenam Westin | 208-440-2107

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I have created art my whole life. I studied art at BSU and with locally and internationally known teachers in oil painting and in Chinese calligraphy. I combine traditional and contemporary techniques to create art that holds value. I am now working on painting the trees of the Boise River and portraits of Airstream trailers. I am currently showing my art in Boise by appointment and on First Thursdays in the Alaska Center. I am a member of Oil Painters of America, International Miniatures Association, Plein Air Painters of Idaho and the Nampa Art Guild.