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20120430204141-goddessofmercya
Goddess of mercy © Zhenlian
20120430204010-earthgoddessaaa
Earth goddess © Zhenlian
20120430203704-moonfairyandherpetsaa
moonfairy and her pets © Zhenlian
Ice_valleyaa
Ice valley, 2008 Oil on Canvas 16"x20" © Zhenlian
Blue_concerto_1
Blue concerto 1, 2006 Oil on Canvas 10x20" © Zhenlian
Blue_concerto_2
Blue concerto 2, 2006 Oil on Canvas 20x24" © Zhenlian
Blue_concerto_3
Blue concerto 3, 2006 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Zhenlian
Budding_energy
Budding, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Zhenlian
Butterfly_illusion
Butterfly illusion, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Zhenlian
By_the_reeds_1_
By the reeds 1, 2005 Oil on Canvas 24x30" © Zhenlian
Dreamcity1
dreamcity 1, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Zhenlian
By_the_reeds_2_
By the reeds2, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16x20' © Zhenlian
Dreamcity2
dreamcity2, 2007 Oil on Canvas 12x20" © Zhenlian
Dreamcity3
dreamcity3, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Dreamcity4
dreamcity 4, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Dreamcity5
dreamcity 5, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Dreamcity6
dreamcity 6, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Dreamcity7
dreamcity 7, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Dreamcity8
dreamcity 8, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Edible_gems_1
edible gems 1, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20x20" © Zhenlian
Edible_gems_2
edible gems 2, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20x20" © Zhenlian
Green_ecstasy_1
green ecstasy 1, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20x20" © Zhenlian
Red_ectasy1
red ecstasy 1, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20x20" © Zhenlian
Red_ecstasy2
red ecstasy 2, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20x20" © Zhenlian
Lotus_pond
lotus pond, 2006 Oil on Canvas 20x24" © Zhenlian
Purple_candles
purple candles, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16x20" © Zhenlian
Rainbow_illusion_1
rainbow illusion 1, 2007 Oil on Cnavas © Zhenlian
Rainbow_illusion_2
rainbow illusion 2, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Rainbow_illusion_3
rainbow illusion 3, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Ripples1
ripples 1, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Ripples2
ripples 2, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Ripples3
ripples 3, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Ripples4
ripples 4, 2007 Oil on Canvas © Zhenlian
Ode_to_spring
Ode to Spring, 2008 Water Colour on Chinese Paper 50x50cm © Zhenlian
Ode_to_summer
Ode to Summer, 2008 Water Colour 50x50cm © Zhenlian
Ode_to_autumn_silk_
Ode to Autumn, 2008 Colour on Silk Mounted on Paper 50x50cm © Zhenlian
Ode_to_winter_silk_
Ode to winter, 2008 Color on Silk Mounted on Paper 50x50cm © Zhenlian
Rendezvous_at_the_fence_silk_
rendezvous at the fence, 2008 Colour on Silk Mounted on Paper 45x60cm © Zhenlian
By_the_floral_fence_silk_
By the floral fence, 2008 Color on Silk Mounted on Paper 45x60cm © Zhenlian
Birds_on_the_wall
Birds on the wall, 2008 Water Color on Chinese Paper 40x60cm © Zhenlian
Under_the_lichee_tree
under the lichee tree, 2008 Water Color on Chinese Paper 65x45cm © Zhenlian
Bamboo_romance_1
bamboo romance 1, 2008 Water Colour on Paper 42x60cm © Zhenlian
Bamboo_romance_2
bamboo romance 2, 2008 Water Colour on Chinese Paper 40x60cm © Zhenlian
Bamboo_romance_3
bamboo romance 3, 2008 Water Colour 40x60cm © Zhenlian
Bird_lovers
bird lovers, 2008 Water Colour © Zhenlian
Butterfly_dance1big
butterfly dance no.1, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 16 Inches © original
Butterfly_dance2big
butterfly dance no.2, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 16 Inches © original
Butterfly_dance3big
butterfly dance no.3, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 16 Inches © original
Paradisevogel1big
paradisevogel no.1, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 16 Inches © orginal
Paradisevogel4big
paradise vogel, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24 X 30 Inches © orginal
Paradisevogel2big
paradisevogel no.2, 2010 Oil on Canvas © orginal
As_croppedparadisevogel3big
paradisevogel no.3, 2010 Oil on Canvas © orginal
As_croppedwild_peoniesbig
pink hibiscus, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24 X 30 Inches © original
Wild_peoniesa2big
hibiscus no.2, 2010 Oil on Canvas © orginal
As_croppedpink_lotus2big
Pink lotus, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24 X 20 Inches © orginal
As_croppedyellow_and_white_poppies
yellow and white poppies, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 16 Inches © orginal
Pinka_n_orange_poppies
pink and orange poppies, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 16 Inches © original
Trio_poppies
Trio poppies, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24 X 30 Inches © orginal
Double_poppies
double poppies no.1, 2010 Oil on Canvas © orginal
Double_poppies_2
double poppies no.2, 2010 Oil on Canvas © orginal
White_poppies
white poppies, 2010 Oil on Canvas © orginal
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Guangdong, South China
Works in
Guangdong, South China
Tags
fantasy, naive, pets mixed-media, landscape, surrealism, modern, abstract, figurative, conceptual
Statement

 

My name is Zhenlian, I am an artist from China.   ‘Zhenlian' is my pseudonym, it means ‘True Lotus' which is a ‘Buddhist philosophy.   Painting helps me attain the status of ‘Zen' which is a branch of the Buddhist philosophy.  The concept of ‘Zen' is to live every moment of your life as it is eternity. When I am at my painting I forget that time is running and when I finish a painting I feel happy and bliss, I almost feel' Perfection' , The moment you feel perfection in your life that is ‘Zen'  Of course one cannot feel perfect all the time, but in the life of creation there are always moments of perfection.   I have retired from my work since 2002, since then I have devoted myself to painting. .I am fired with inspiration in whatever I paint, in fact, I am more inspired now than when I was young.

Statement 

I like both oil paintings and Chinese paintings. In oil painting I like the richness of its colours. I love to cover my canvas with a profusion of colours in their dream-like imageries.  I am often inspired by nature, like Renoir I believe that a painting should be beautiful.  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.