I am inspired by nature,skies,sunset,landscapes,animals and plants. I like both oil paintings and Chinese paintings. In oil painting I like the richness of the colours,I love to cover my canvas with a profusion of colors in their dream-like imageries. In Chinese paintings I enjoy the diffusion of ink and colour mixed with water into very thin papers which can produce very unexpected results. In fact all my paintings are not just simple reproductions of the real world, they are integrations of the real and the symbolic.
Biography: Zhenlian is my pseudonym,it means "True Lotus" in Chinese, I like to use my pseudonym in all my paintings because this name carries a Buddhist zen wisdom, I am very attracted by zen philosophy. Painting makes me feel like living a zen wisdom, that is live every moment as it is eternal, there is no beginning and no end. I was graduated from Teachers Training College, I have been art teacher for both Primary and Secondary schools. I have not had much formal training in painting , I am self-taught. Now I am 60 years old, and I am retired, I devote all my time to paintings.
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