Each week, we showcase an emerging artist from around the world who is already garnering attention for their work. Taking inspiration from the Saatchi Gallery’s 25-year history of discovering new talent, ‘One To Watch’ presents some of the most exciting artists on Saatchi Online helping collectors to identify strong emerging talent.
This week’s One to Watch featured artist is emerging painter Dong Li-Blackwell who in 2012 won 1st Prize in the Winsor & Newton Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competition.
Dong Li-Blackwell was born in China in 1984 and now lives in the UK. She has an MA in Fine Art from the University of Brighton, and has won some prestigious awards for her work including winning the Winsor & Newton Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competition in 2012. She makes stunning watercolour paintings depicting the female form. “Watercolour is my language,” she says, “it is how I express the emotion of my life.”
Some of Dong Li-Blackwell’s paintings available on Saatchi Online: