Broderick Wong was born in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in a Chinese household, acclimatizing to the Fookien language by ear but responding in English because he could never get the Chinese accents right. The first drawing he could ever recall doing was a picture of cowboy cats he did for his sister’s birthday. Everyone told Broderick how good he was and he believed them. (Everyone, by the way, was Broderick Wong’s mom – “Thanks Mom” – Broderick Wong) As much as he was told to avoid a career in art, it had always found its way back into his life, showing up in different forms and at different phases.
“It has taken me beyond the sketchbook, to 2d and 3d animation and then into the world of Character Portraiture. I’ve been living in Vancouver for approximately 3 years and only 5 months ago have I developed an interest in watercolors. I’ve been studying watercolors on my own and have taken 2 workshops to further my learning and understanding of the magic and beauty that watercolors has to offer.” – Broderick Wong
“Art, much like any endeavor worth pursuing, is very personal. The tactile feel of pencil on paper as I’m sketching or laying down the first wash and brushing that bead of water and pigment down the paper is both exciting and relaxing. In each painting I do, I must find meaning and the story behind it. Sometimes it’s not so much what I saw but what I felt when I saw it. my art has allowed me to experience moments where all I can be, is just be. Present in the moment. If we can find more of these moments, we would be reminded to slow down and appreciate the life and the world in front of us with a different pair of eyes. I hope that my art can convey that same message and feeling to those who view it.” – Broderick Wong
Watercolor / Studio Character Portrait Artist