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Biography: Po-man Chan Liu

Po-man Chan Liu

Po-man Chan Liu was born into a scholarly family in Macau, China. She graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Northcote College of Education. She also attended the Shaanxi National University and National Taiwan Normal University Summer Teacher Training Programs. She began Chinese painting under the teachings of her uncle, great calligrapher and painter, Master Feng Kanghou. Later, she learned from Madam Au Yee-Lin and Hong Kong University Professor Zhao Jei-Tong.

After moving to Toronto in 1976, Po-man continued her love of Chinese painting under the teachings of well known Chinese artist, Mr. Ng Yee Sang. Along with Chinese painting, Po-man has received the Multimedia Certificate from the Ontario Ann Tannenbaum Gallery School at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and delivered art workshops at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) gifted programís Journey of Discovery Conference from 1995 to 2006. Po-man has also presented workshops at the 2006 Village of the World hosted by the Toronto District School Board at the Scarborough Civic Centre and, in July 2010, at the National Taiwan Normal University. Her artwork has been displayed at various exhibits such as the Wondrous Melody Art Studio and Ontario Gallery of Chinese Arts.

Po-man believes in giving back to the community and has donated proceeds from sales of her artwork to Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation in Toronto, Red Cross Yushu Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund, and the Red Cross Wen Chuan Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund. She is currently an art teacher in Agincourt and Kennedy Montessori School, international languages teacher at the Toronto District School Board, and a freelance artist.