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Dick is from downstate Illinois and is a technology graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. While working on his BS degree he enrolled in as many art courses as the University would allow. He studied portrait painting and ceramics at Wingate University in North Carolina and advanced watercolor at The San Francisco Art institute where he taught plein air watercolor as a guest instructor. He's lived in California since 1983. He is a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society.

Salinda was born in Beijing, China. She received international affairs training in Beijing and spent her career as a diplomat with the Foreign Affairs Ministry of China in several countries. Upon retirement she studied traditional Chinese brush painting for three years in Beijing. She is a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
South Bay Artists Cooperative