My name is Zhenlian. I am an artist from China. I graduated from Teachers Training College in Hong Kong as a qualified art teacher. I have worked as art teacher in both Primary and Secondary schools in China. I have retired from my work since 2002, since then I have devoted myself to painting.
I like to experiment with new medias which I have not had much experience before, such as acrylic and Chinese paintings. I am fired with inspiration in whatever I paint, in fact, I am more inspired now than when I was young.
I am often inspired by nature, flowers,waters,trees,fruits etc, I don’t paint what I see but express what I feel, I often see the theme of a subject before me, and I choose to express it in colors and forms. My paintings are meditative and poetic.
I enjoy painting animals too, especially cats, I usually add a humorous touch to my animal themes. Most of my paintings are conceptual realistic in style, that is to say my paintings appear very realistic but there are always some imaginative elements in the composition of my works. I think I would rather call this Conceptual Romanticism. My paintings are integrations of the real and the imaginative.
You can see more of Zhenlian’s beautiful work here.