“Odilia started taking formal painting and drawing lessons in a studio at the age of four. She attended oil and acrylic painting classes, ceramics workshops and art seminars at the universities in both Hong Kong and the United States. Her artworks were selected by the Curator, and documented at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie) – one of the largest art history centers in the world (2006). Her art project received endorsement from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2007). She also received letters of encouragement from President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama for her letters, poem and artwork as an independent Chinese-American artist (2009). Her artworks were auctioned at an Official Fundraiser in support of President Barack Obama’s re- election (2012). Her latest ‘Music in Ink’ artworks were selected and featured in the ‘Broad Brush: New Gestural Paintings Collection’, “”Spotlight on Asia Collection”” by Bridget Carron (2014); “”New Abstract Expressionism Collection” by Katherine Henning (2016).
She was invited by international acoustic guitarist, Steven Hancoff, Musical Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, to participate in his Bach project. Her painting was published in his iBook “”J. Sebastian Bach: Pablo Casals and the Six Suites for ‘Cello Solo.””(2015) Odilia earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida (1999). She is by invitation, a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Iota Delta based on academic excellence and exemplary character. After graduating from the University of Florida, she joined AT&T as an Engineering Manager and Project Lead. After 5 years in corporate America, she decided to pursue her dream and launch her career as a professional artist in 2004. Her works can be found in private collections throughout Europe and the United States.”