Paintings by master watercolour artist Dong Kingman will be on show at Exhibition Galleries 1-3 at Hong Kong Central Library from December 28 to January 26. The exhibition, 'Dong Kingman: Watercolour Master', is a retrospective show and will feature 100 paintings, spanning seven decades of the artist's career. Dong's unique interpretation of nature and the urban environment has made him one of the 20th century's top watercolour artists. His style - which is profoundly influenced by his classical art training and Chinese education - is a mix of East and West. 'I am oriental when I paint trees and landscapes, but occidental when I paint buildings, ships or three-dimensional subjects with sunlight and shadow,' he explained. The quest to unite the best of both worlds was brought on by the artist's education in Hong Kong. At age five, Dong moved to Hong Kong with his family from Oakland, California where he was born. He studied Chinese art, calligraphy and literature. Later he learned classical Chinese and French impressionist styles of painting from Paris-trained artist Szeto Wai. He returned to Oakland at the age of 18, and emerged as a pioneer in the California school of painting.