Artist Victoria Yeh will show her work at the Mercer Island Library on April 20.
Islander Yeh is a junior at Lakeside School in Seattle. Apologizing for the cliche, she says that she had a passion for art since she could hold a pencil.
Yeh, whose abstract art appeared on the front page of the Mercer Island Reporter when she was in elementary school, credits others for her growth as an artist and the key support of her parents.
“I am continually inspired by my current teacher, artist Long Gao,” she said. “His mastery of every medium and style is what I strive for.”
Last year, Yeh was enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design's pre-college program.
The teachers there, she said, “helped me refine my creative thinking and technical skills.” Along with her teachers, she credits her friends as helping her find and refine her artistic style. Her friends and fellow members in the Bellevue Art Museum Teen Arts Council are always a source of support and healthy competition, she added.
Yeh did the cover art for books by author Katherine Kirkpatrick, who continues to advise her.
The exhibit will be held between 2 and 5 p.m., on April 20, in the large meeting room at the Mercer Island Library.