One of the finest contemporary watercolor artists in America, Cheng-Khee Chee, Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status), Watercolor USA Honor Society and many others. Born in China, raised in Malaysia, and living in the United States since 1962, both East and West experiences and influences have shaped Chee’s artistic career. Chee has mastered and developed many techniques including the traditional watercolor approach, Chinese brush painting and saturated wet process, and his unique splash color, crinkling, marbleizing and mono-printing techniques. Chee is well-known for his paintings of koi, goldfish and birds, as well as florals, lanscapes, cityscapes, and his illustration work in the children's books Old Turtle, Noel, and Swing Around the Sun.