Hello & Welcome
I was born into a family which respects traditional culture and art in China. I started drawing at age 7. As a single child, I spent the summer drawing and painting at home by myself. After that summer, my mom recognized my enthusiasm about art and told me that my great-grandfather Liu Taixi was also an artist and worked with some famous artists like Zhang Daqian and Huang Junbi. So I began to study several Zhang Daqian’s paintings saved by my grandmother, and established my dream to be an artist.
I love painting outside to learn the relationship between light and shadow as well as to observe the correct color by my own eyes. The direct painting of the world created by our nature mother is so amazing and I just can’t stop my pencils and brushes to feel them. My artwork is sold throughout New York City, Houston, Portland and Australia. I am also doing illustrations for companies and magazines, and teaching students. When I am painting, I love listening to music because I believe painting is the song of shadow and light.