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北美傑出華人油畫家邀請展/Invitational Exhibition of Outstanding 

Chinese Oil Painting Artists in North America

 

展覽信息 / Exhibition Information

參展畫家:

加拿大畫家: 郭紹綱、關旭耀、司徒勤参

美國畫家: 梁革、司徒綿、司徒維健、凃志偉、鄭林華

Participating Artists:

Canadian Artists: Shao Gang GUO, Clement KWAN, Kenson SETO

American Artists: Calvin LIANG,Mian SITU,W. JASON SITU,Zhiwei TU,Zheng LIN

展覽日期:10月21日(星期六)至10月23日(星期一) | (週一至週六)
Date: Oct 21st (Sat) to Oct 23rd (Mon) | (Mon-Sat)

時間:中午十二時至下午5時
Hours: Noon - 5PM




畫家介紹

加拿大畫家



郭紹綱


1932年 生於北京昌平。中國油畫家、藝術教育家,兼擅長書法。1953年 畢業於北京中央美術學院繪畫系,並任教於武漢中南美專。1955年 由國家選派赴蘇聯列賓美術學院留學,專攻油畫。1960年 回國,任教於廣州美術學院。歷任廣州美術學院油畫系副主任、美術教育系主任、副院長(1983-85年)、 院長(1985-92年)。 並曾任中國美術家協會理事、中國油畫學會理事、廣東省美協副主席。1986年 起歷任國家教育部藝術教育委員會第一、第二及第三屆委員、專家講學團成員。1992年 被聘為國務院學位委員會藝術學科組成員。1995年 應聘為中國書畫家聯誼會藝術顧問。1996年 被聘為國際美術家聯合會名譽副主席。1999年 獲俄羅斯列賓美術學院榮譽教授銜和俄羅斯政府文化部授予普希金獎章獎狀。2007年 被聘為中央文史書畫院研究員。自上世紀六十年代起先後在廣州、武漢、天津、杭州、深圳、香港、澳門、溫哥華等地舉辦個人油畫、書法展五十餘次,油畫、粉 畫、書法作品均多次參加全國性的大型展覽及出國展覽,多件作品刊行於國內外出版物。書法作品刻石於多處碑林和名勝古蹟風景區。出版的專集有:《郭紹綱素描 選集》、《郭紹綱油畫選集》、《郭紹綱油畫風景寫生》、《郭紹綱——平和中的隱秀》、《郭紹綱素描》、《郭紹綱油畫》、《郭紹綱•賞珍集》、《郭紹綱從藝 六十年畫集》及《郭紹綱油畫近作選》等。出版的專著有:《素描基礎知識》、《油畫基礎知識》、《美術教育方法論》、《素描基礎教學》、《油畫基礎教學》。 在藝術及藝術教育方面得到評論文章七十餘篇,傳略及作品入編國內、國家多部典籍。油畫“戴紅帽的女青年”2007年 被評為廣東美協五十年五十件經典作品之一,及十大最具影響力的作品之一。作品藏於廣州美術學院美術館、廣東省美術館、中國美術館等處。2009年 先後在廣州和北京舉辦“從藝六十週年個人作品展”, 並獲得中國文聯頒發“從事新中國文藝工作六十年”榮譽證書和紀念章。

Biography of Shao Gang Guo 

Guo Shaogang was born in 1932 Changping, Beijing. He is a famous oil painter, art educator and a Chinese calligrapher. He was admitted into the Beijing Art Academy in 1949. In 1953, he graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in painting and later taught in Zhongnan Art Academy in Wuhan. In 1955, Guo Shaogang was selected and sent by the China government to St. Peters berg, Russia, where he furthers his study in oil painting. In 1960, he came back to China and taught at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He became the Chief Administrator of the Oil Painting Department, and the Visual Art Education Department. Afterward, he was nominated to be an Associate Dean from 1983 to 1985, and Dean from 1985 to 1992. He was elected to be the Counselor Member of China Artists Association and the China Oil Painting Association. He also became the Vice-Chairman for the Guangdong Artist Association. From 1986, he successfully acted as the commissioner in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd committee as well as the member of an expert lecture team. In 1991, he was selected to be a member of the China Painters Association. He was also invited to be the Honor Vice-Chairman of International Artists Association in 1996. Three years later, he was awarded Honor Professor from the Russia Lebin Academy of Fine Arts and won the Pushkin Prize from the Culture Department of Russia Government.
Shaogang Guo is currently a consultant for the Chinese Calligraphy Association of China. He is also an honorary member of the Historic and Cultural Centre in China. Since 1960's, Guo Shaogang has had over fifty solo-shows where his oil paintings and calligraphy were exhibited in Guangzhou, Wuhan, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, HongKong, Beijing, Vancouver and elsewhere. Some of his works were displayed overseas and published in magazines.
His published books include: Selected Sketches of Guo Shaogang, Selected Paintings of Guo Shaogang, Guo Shaogang - Shang Zhen Ji, The Oil Paintings of Guo Shaogang, Selected Paintings in 60 years. His published literary works include: Sketching Techniques, Oil Painting Techniques, Practical Theories of Art Education, Sketching Techniques Manuel, and Oil Painting Techniques Manuel. He has got over seventy thesis for his Visual Art and Art Education since then. In 2007, his painting titled: The Red Head Girl, was selected by Guangdong Artists Association as one of the best works in the past fifty years and voted to be one of the top ten influential art piece in Guangdong.

闗旭耀

廣東開平人,1979年移民加拿大,現居住在BC省 維多利亞。

 

關自小愛好畫畫,他的藝術專業知識及走上專職畫家道路取得的成績,是憑他自己對藝術的熱愛及自己的努力 研究學習而獲取形成。幾十年來,關活躍在維多利亞市多國文化背景的藝術社區。他的作品,全部都是以他所熟悉的維多利亞地區的多元文化生活中的人和事為創作 題材。畫面上,是有充滿著陽光,顏色,動態及激情等特點。"我是喜歡畫那些可愛的人和事物"關說,"我 喜歡以畫去表達快樂,用自己的畫畫知識與技術去創作出好的作品,希望能給觀眾一種視覺上的享受,以自己的畫作為工具,為建設一個更加適合人類居住的世界作 出自己的一份努力"

 

關曾參加在加拿大,在美國無次數的展覽中獲得很多獎項;他及他的的作品多次受報紙雜誌的推薦介紹;他多 次被邀請為畫展比賽評委員;關是一位被選入為加拿大藝術家聯盟最高資深簽名成員(SFCA ),也是一位被選入為美國油畫會簽名會員(OPA)。收藏他作品的有美國,英國,中國及加拿大等國的收藏家。

 

更多關於畫家的個人資料,請查:www.clementkwan.com

Biography of Clement Kwan  

SFCA. OPA
Clement Kwan’s figurative paintings are filled with light,

color, joy and movement. “I like my paintings to express happiness,” Kwan says, “I use my artistic skills to create paintings that will give people joy and hope- my tool for helping to make the world a better place.”

Born in China, Clement immigrated to Canada in 1979, and now lives in Victoria B.C.  Kwan loves draw and paint since his young age. Although he had his basic art training at the time when he was in china, but most of his artistic knowledge and artistic achievements, is after his move to Canada through decades of dedicated self-education.

Clement like to combine impressionism with realism in his painting. He has been participating in many art shows in United States and in Canada, and won numerous awards. He is a Senor Signature Member (the highest status) of the Federation of Canadian artists (SFCA), and is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA).

Clement’s works can be found in museum, private collections, galleries in United Sates, England, China, and in Canada. 

For more about Clement Kwan, please visit: www.clementkwan.com


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司徒勤参


1943 年生於廣東開平,1959 就讀於廣美附中,直至1970年畢業於廣州美術學院工藝系,現居加拿大溫哥華,「加拿大美術家聯盟」署名會員,美國油畫會會員。

在 少年時期,他得到過著名油畫家司徒喬的影響和指引,他始終遵循一個源於生活的創作原則,在生活中去觀察,捕捉與自己有共鳴的靈感,把它用具象的形式傳遞給 觀眾。他的足跡遍及歐美國各國乃至雲、貴和西藏,從而創作了一批感人油畫作品。近三十年來,他參加過許多國內外的展覽,他的作品被加拿大文明博物館,廣美 美術館,開平美術館收藏。接受過溫哥華城市電視台、廣東開平電視台的專訪。鑒於司徒勤參在藝術上的成就,2008年「加拿大藝術家聯盟」授予他元老級畫家 〔SFCA〕的最高名銜。

Biography of Kenson Seto 

Kenson Seto was born in Guangdong, China in 1943 and graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1970. He now lives in Vancouver, Canada.  He is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a member of Oil Painters of America.
 
Having received the guidance from a famous oil painter, Situ Qiao, during his teenage years; he was deeply influenced. Kenson embraces a life-based creative approach to observe and capture the natural image of objects and conveys the reality of the objects to the viewers through his paintings.

Kenson travels a lot. His footprints are throughout Europe, the United States and even to the remote western region of China.  A number of his touching oil paintings were based on his travel.

He has participated in many exhibitions at home and abroad in the past 30 years.  His works are collected by the Canadian Civilization Museum, The University Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and The Kaiping Art Museum.

Kenson was interviewed by a local Vancouver television company and another television company in Kaiping, Guangdong, to share his insight in painting to the audience.  In 2008, Kenson was awarded Signature Membership (SFCA), the highest title of The Federation of Canadian Artists, to recognize his artistic accomplishment.


美國畫家

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梁革

梁革,旅美油畫家,1960年生於中國廣州,上世紀八十年代在上海戲劇學院學習,搞過舞台設計。1987年赴美留學,在美期間,曾從事動畫設計多年,先後在著名的迪斯尼公司和尼柯洛頓公司工作。參與的影片包 括家喻戶曉的美人魚故事,灰姑娘和海底世界動畫《海綿鮑勃的故事》等等。後來成為美國專業油畫家。他的作品色彩明艷大膽卻不失和諧,讓心靈昇華,令人振 奮。曾被多家美國主流藝術雜誌大量採用和專文介紹。包括西部藝術雜誌、西南美術雜誌、美國藝術收藏家雜誌、美國藝術家雜誌和藝術家雜誌等等。2003年,他的作品被榮耀的刊登在西部藝術雜誌的第16年度期刊封面。

梁革,參加過多個重要展覽,獲得過多個重要大獎。2016年在第十八屆加州拉古納寫生協會展覽中獲終生成就獎;同年在第二十五屆美國油畫協會年度展覽中獲銅獎;2015年在加州藝術俱樂部104屆展覽中獲最佳風景畫獎;2006年在第38屆羅素博物館展覽中獲一等獎;2005年在美國油畫協會的年度展覽中獲藝術雜誌頒發的優秀獎;2002年在美國印象派協會年度展覽中獲一等獎;同年在第六屆鮑爾斯博物館舉辦的展覽中獲一等獎。現在梁先生是 美國油畫協會大師級會員;美國印象派協會大師級會員;加州藝術俱樂部特別會員和加州拉古納寫生協會特別會員。

Biography of Calvin Liang 

Calvin Liang was born in Canton, China. He began painting in high school and completed his art education at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, recognized as one of China’s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In China, his skills as a fine artist were applied to the theatrical industry where he designed and created sets for operas and musical dramas for the Canton Opera Institute. Liang moved to the United States in 1987 and continued his profession as a full-time artist. He had a long and successful career creating visual art for the entertainment industry in animation, which included the Walt Disney Studios and Nickelodeon Studio where he worked for the Little Mermaid and SpongebobSquarepants. However he decided to quit working for the studios to pursue a full-time career as a fine artist, painting themes of his choosing. Since leaving his animation career in early 2002, Liang has definitely been noticed. His accomplishments include winning several top awards in important exhibitions including Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational in 2016, The Bronze Medal in the 25th National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America in 2016, Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape in California Art Club 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition 2015, Artist Award in Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale 2015, Juror’s Best of Show-38th Annual C.M. Russell 2006, “Art-Talk Award of Excellence” Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition 2005, “People’s Choice Award” 6th  Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Event in Bowers Museum 2002, “Best of the Show” American Impressionist Society’s 4th Annual Juried Exhibition 2002. Thus assuring his position as one of the nation’s leading artist. National art magazines also took notice. In 2004, Liang’s work graced the cover of Art of the West’s special 16th Anniversary Edition; and in 2006, 2007, and 2008 three years he had a full feature article in American Art Collector Magazine. Also he received a full feature article in Southwest Magazine in 2005, American Artist Magazine in 2005, American Artist Workshop Magazine in 2007, and American Artist Magazine in 2010. Again, he had a full feature article in Art of the West Magazine in 2012 and 2014. In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was selected into the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, which was at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

Calvin Liang is a Master Member of Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society, and a Signature Member of California Art Club and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.



司徒綿

1981年司徒綿完成了他在廣州美術學院油畫系六年的藝術學習,獲得藝術學士及碩士學位,之後他在同一學院任教6年。1987年 他到美國留學,一年後移居加拿大,在加居住了10年,於1998年移民到美國。

獲獎

2017藝術家票選獎和收藏家票選獎。奧特呂國家中心   

2015作品為奧特呂國家中心收藏.奧 特呂國家中心

2013奧特呂紀念獎. 奧 特呂國家中心

2012奧特呂紀念獎. 奧 特呂國家中心

2010奧特呂紀念獎. 奧 特呂國家中心

2009奧特呂紀念獎,作 品為奧特呂國家中心收藏。奧特呂國家中心

2008 奧特呂紀念獎. 奧特呂國家中心

2006藝術家票選獎和收藏家票選獎。奧特呂國家中心   

2005年美國西部大師展藝術家票選獎。奧特呂國家中心  

2004年美國西部大師展湯瑪斯•莫蘭紀念獎,收藏家票選獎。奧特呂國家中心  

2003年美國西部大師展湯瑪斯•莫蘭紀念獎,藝術家票選獎和收藏家票選獎。奧特呂國家中心  

2002年美國西部大師展湯瑪斯• 莫蘭紀念獎,美國西部大師獎和收藏家票選獎 作品為奧特呂國家中心收藏  
 

主要參展:  2001 2017,每 年參加奧特呂國家中心舉行的美國西部大師展, 2002-2013年 每年在特列塞特畫廊舉行小型個展.2000年參加卡莫爾藝 術節展,1999年至2013年每年參加美國加州藝術家協會年展, 1995年參加美國油畫家協會年展

Biography of Mian Situ

Mian Situ is an oil painter possessing extreme skill and technique. He trained in his native homeland and appears to be part of a remarkable culture transference. This transference occurred when 19th-century European academic realism traveled to Russia under the reign of the Czars. There it developed in the service of Communism as Socialist Realism and was later imported to Mao's China. Western oil painting techniques were fostered in the People's Republic during the Cultural Revolution and subsequently available to talented and hardworking young Chinese. Situ was one of the best.

Situ earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Art Degree from the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Art, and then worked as an art instructor for six years in China. Situ Lived in Canada for ten years before he emigrated to the United State in 1998.

Mian’s paintings clearly reflect his upbringing in the rural countryside of his native China. His artistic diversification of subject matter, from the people of the small villages and farming communities going about their daily lives to the exquisite portraitures as well as his most recent works inspired by western historical themes and American landscapes, all reflect the sensitive dedication of this Master Artist.

Situ received the Masters of the American West Purchase Award for Convergence of Cultures, given in recognition of the work acquired for the Autry National Center’s permanent collection, at the 2009 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale. He won the Gene Autry Memorial Award at the 20132012, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Masters. He was given the James R. Parks Trustee Purchase Award 2015, Patrons’ Choice Award 2017,David P.Usher David P.Patrons’ Choice Award and the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2006 Masters, Ross and Billie McKnight Artists’ Choice Award, in Honor of Howard and Marlies Terpning 2017, the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2005 Masters, and the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting and the Patrons’ Choice Award at the 2004 Masters. In 2003, he received three Masters awards: the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, the Artists’ Choice Award, and the Patrons’ Choice Award. At the 2002 Masters, his painting Powder Monkeys won the Masters of the American West Purchase Award; he also received the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting and the Patrons’Choice Award.

In 2000 his work won the first-place prize at the Carmel Art Festival and the Artists' Choice Award for best painting at the 90th Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club. He has also received numerous awards from the National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America.



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司徒維健


廣東開平人。文化革命期間 開始畫畫,後進修於廣州美院師範系。出國前是開平一中美術教師。

 

一九八九年移居美國,九七 年起成為職業風景寫生畫家,活躍於北美畫壇。參與大小寫生活動和大型畫展數以百計,獲獎無數。包括美國油畫會年度全國展覽金獎和各類展覽最佳獎,藝術家票 選獎,優秀獎和收藏獎等,曾被《美國藝術家》、《西南美術》、《西部藝術》、《美國藝術收藏家》、《洛杉磯時報》和《美國之音》等多種報刊媒體介紹報導。 是加州藝術傢俱樂部等多個藝術協會的著名榮譽會員。

 

Biography of W. Jason Situ  

W. Jason Situ was born in 1949 in Guang Dong, China. He began painting in high school during China’s “Cultural Revolution” and completed his art education at the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute, one of China’s most prestigious and competitive art academies. In 1989 Mr. Situ immigrated to the United States with his family. He was fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and soon decided to become a plein air painter. He has been a full-time artist since 1997 and has shown his work across the United States. He is a prolific, dedicated painter, receiving numerous awards in prestigious juried art competitions, including many "Best of Show" and "First Place"awards. He has been featured in many publications, and strives to keep contributing his best to the beauty of the art world, painting what brings him joy as an artist.

He is a signature member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association, Oil Painters of America, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and an honorary member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society.




凃志偉

美國油畫家協會大師級會員。 美 國印象派協會大師級會員。 1951年出生中國廣東

獲獎紀錄

2014獲美國油畫家協會首屆大師 作品大展最高獎。

2013獲美國油畫家協會” 終身成就獎”

2011 獲美國印象派協會年會大展 “大師優秀獎”

2007 美國印象派協會授予“大 師” 稱號。

2006200720082009四年連續獲美國油畫家協會 “大師金獎”。

2006年廣東省韶關市設立“涂志 偉美術館”。

2002年獲美國油畫家協會第十一 屆年會大展的“大師金獎”。

2000年被中國人民日報海外版授 予《世紀之光》英才稱號和被中國人才研究會藝術家學部委員會等四個單位評定為新世紀優秀人才。

1999年被美國油畫家協會授予 “大師”會員。

1998年獲美國油畫家協會年會大 展金獎__國家優秀獎。

1996年被中國列入“世界華人美 術名家”。

1994年獲美國油畫家協會舉辦的 中西大展金獎。

1993年加入美國油畫家協會,並 獲該年會大展銀獎。

1990獲美國IOWA美術沙龍金獎

1987年獲阿爾及利亞文化薈翠集 體金獎。

1985年加入中國美術家協會。

1984年《七步詩》入選全國美展 並評為優秀作品。

1980年獲廣東省青年美展一等 獎。

涂志偉舉辦過30多次個展和100次聯展,其作品除在中國的 北京, 廣州, 台灣, 香港展出 外,  還在日本、南韓、泰國、馬 來西亞、新加波、法國、英國、 加拿大和美國展出。

Biography of Zhiwei Tu 

OPA MASTER    AIS MASTER
Zhiwei Tu born in 1951 China

AWARD
Gold Medal of the Exhibition of the World Masters , Oil Painters of America, USA, 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award, Oil Painters of America, USA, 2013
Excellence of Masters in the Exhibition of American Impressionist Society USA, 2011,
Gold Medal of the Master Signature Members, the OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, USA, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009,   
Master of American Impressionist Society 2007,
Gold Medal of the Master Signature Members, the OPA Western Regional Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, USA, 2006 and 2007,           
“Zhiwei Tu Art Museum” opened by Shiaoguan City Government of China in February 2006,
Gold Medal of the Master Signature Members, the National Exhibition of the Oil Painters of America, USA, 2002,
Person of Outstanding Ability of “Light of the Century”, China, 2000,
Excellence Person of Ability in New Century by Chinese Outstanding-Artist Research Society China, 2000,
Master Signature Member, the Oil Painters of America, USA, 1999,
Gold Medal( American National Award of Excellence) of National Show of the Oil Painters of America, USA, 1998,
Name in the Directory of Chinese Famous Artist in the World 1996,
Gold Medal in the Midwest Show of the Oil Painters of America, USA, 1994,
Silver Prize in the National Show of the Oil Painters of America, USA, 1993,
Best Award in Show for the Exhibition Iowa College Salon XII USA, 1990,
The Gold Prize at the World Cultural Convention, Algiers, 1987,
First Prize at Guangdong Artistic Work Show, China, 1980.

Tu has had more than 30 one-man shows and 100 group shows extensively in Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Guangzhou of China, Tokyo of Japan, Korea, Tai, Singapore, Malaysia, Algeria, Canada, England, France and the United States from New York to California.

鄭林華


鄭林華 (英文名 Lin Zheng),1982 年畢業於廣州美術學院油畫系,獲學士學位。畢業後,在廣東省汕頭文聯從事繪畫與創作,同時兼職於汕頭大學藝術系。曾任廣東省汕頭市文聯副秘書長,廣東省汕 頭青年美術家協會主席,廣東省汕頭市油畫協會副主席,廣東省連環畫協會常務理事,廣東省美術協會會員。

1987年移居美國後,鄭林華繼續從事繪畫及藝術創作。其作品包括人物,風景和靜物,他與不少畫廊有著良好的合作關係,被世界各地的私人,畫廊,學校,團 體及博物館購買及收藏的作品超過上百件。鄭林華以藝術總監,視覺色彩原創藝術家的身份,親自參與過二十多部美國好萊塢,紐約,日本,韓國,台灣及香港動漫 電影和電視劇的創作與製作。他曾榮獲美國艾美獎及兩次艾美提名獎。

鄭林華12歲開始學畫,啟蒙於著名畫家曾松齡和杜應強老師。對繪畫, 他總是充滿激情與追求。 多年來, 他一直保持每週幾次的人物及風景的寫生。在油畫創作上,他尚長於捕捉色彩、光線、意境及氣氛。如今,他正以紮實的基本功,努力創造更多更好的作品。他與妻 子目前居住在美國南加州。

Biography of Zhiwei Tu 

Lin Zheng received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oil Painting from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1982.  He spent six years as a professional artist working with Shantou Literature & Art Association, and teaching fine arts classes at Shantou University on a part-time basis.

Lin moved to the United States in 1987, continuing to produce a variety of fine art paintings including human figures, seascapes, landscapes, and still-life, which have been widely sold and collected by individuals, fine art galleries, universities, and museums around the world.  In the Hollywood animation film industry and overseas studios, Lin has credits on more than twenty films and television shows, serving as Art Director and Visual Development Artist.  Lin is an Emmy Award winner and has received Emmy nominations on two other occasions.

Yet, Lin’s true passion for oil paintings that he began to study since he was 12 has never been changed.  For many years, he has been maintaining regular studies and paint on live models and keeps on producing quality oil paintings, which are influenced by his special zeal for color, light, and shadow.  His loose and impressionistic brushstrokes stimulate the eye and pleasantly guide a viewer to the focal point of his paintings, often a dancer enjoying the steps at the dance arena or a ballerina preparing for the stage.  The strong tones of light and dark also lead to the focus and add the sense of drama.  Lin’s capable draftsmanship and keen eye for composition allow him to build a strong foundation for every painting.  Lin Zheng currently lives with his wife in Southern California.