Peaceful, Pleasant and Joyful Art.
Abstract Artist • Landscape Painter • Book Illustrator • Urban Sketcher • Art Educator
I am blessed and grateful to make art. Apart from sketching daily life to record the everyday life experiences and memories of travels, I mainly focus on painting nature-themed to celebrate God's amazing creations in nature. For the mixed media, I use oil paints, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite pencils, colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels, soft pastels, ink, collage, and iPad Procreate. Throughout the prayer and painting process, I am inspired and refreshed by His wonderful Word. God heals me through art and nature. Otherwise, music is my love, and I love singing, so I spontaneously and intuitively create improvisational abstract paintings. Walking by faith, I now Paint to Celebrate, showing appreciation and gratitude for nature and life because whenever I turn to God, there is real inner peace and joy. God has opened my mind and heart, and I give Him all the thanks and glory.
After leaving a full-time job working in the Natural History Museum in January 2016, I came to the USA to start learning painting at age 25. The dream of being an art student came true in God's timing. (However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived"—the things God has prepared for those who love him. - 1 Corinthians 2:9). It was a calling for me to paint. I believe God as the way-maker qualifies the called, so He has been directing my steps on this faith-based art journey so that I can keep walking in the fruit of the Spirit. It is an important work God gave me, and I cherish every moment of creative practice on progress. (Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.- Isaiah 64:8 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. -Ephesians 2:10). In September 2017, my first baby boy was born, and I became a Mom. Being a new mother and an emerging artist is a big challenge because I must study hard while pursuing my second master's degree and raise a child simultaneously. Throughout my journey, I know that I can do nothing without God. The traveling and painting journey let me experience the healing process, and I am also researching nature-based therapeutic expressive arts in education, combining my art practice and teaching. As a landscape painter, traveling is essential to my creative work. Before, I enjoyed solo travel. After being a wife and mom, having family time together and traveling near and far is the best time. Between 2016 and 2019, I had two solo exhibitions and exhibited in eight art group shows in the San Francisco Bay Area and Florence. I also individually organized three art music salons and exhibitions. Since 2020, I continuously hosted online bilingual music and art storytimes and online art events. Meanwhile, I serve in art education, designing art courses and teaching ages from five to adults. My teaching philosophy is to Sow good seeds to the souls. One of my featured courses is Classic Literature and Art. My husband and I have been teaching our 5-year-old son at home and on the go for the fifth year. God leads our family on homeschooling and roadschooling, which is suitable for us, for our family travels around here and there to teach and work on music and art. I live with my husband and son in Alameda, a cozy island city in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
When I was teaching, my student Mason’s mom, Ruby, took this photo of me. What a surprise and the extra little happiness, so delightful.
GOD USES EVERYTHING TO ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL.
"Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you. " -1 Corinthians 14:1 MSG
“Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies” -Philippians 4:9 MSG
My Personal Long-term Projects
Freelance Work Experience
Onsite Art Teaching
Online Art Teaching
Event Organizer Experience
Selected Group Exhibitions