Second Prize – Ted Yao

Ted Yao is a retired lawyer and plein air painter who uses a plein air eye for other explorations into image-making, and art that serves to provoke thought. In 2017, he did set painting for an amateur theatre group in Arizona for such productions as "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" as well as for dance skits like "A Blast from the Past" and "Hooked on Spring". He is currently showing a set of 44 mostly plein air paintings at the S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave.,Toronto (show ends August 31, 2018) entitled "Toronto Libraries by Ward".


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