End of June, 2014, in order to keep my daughter away from cellphone and video games, I suggested her to paint with me. We began to paint on ceramic tiles and for the fun of it, I posted them on Facebook. Less than two months, I sold about 15 tiles from Facebook and this definitely gave me a great encouragement. But most significantly I discovered my ultimate passion and talent for painting. For the past three years, except for vacations, I have never stopped painting for over three days (hey, I work part-time and I am a mom).
Just like everyone, I have pain and suffer in life. As I am getting older, I realize more that life is too important to waste. My life experience is the key element for my paintings. Most of my artworks imply stories in my past and present or expresses my longings for the future. People love my paintings because they see joy and brightness (It seems I am the only nostalgic one). To me, each of them is a settlement of time and freezing of a sentiment.
Some people saw my paintings and asked me if I had been to many places. No. I lived in a couple big cities and 20 years in suburb North Carolina. This gives me a wide range of taste and connection with people and scenery. Implying my own stories and emotion, I bring out the beauty and uniqueness of both in my artworks. And I believe they make people feel connected too. What I feel and what I don’t want to forget expands my theme horizon.
Within three years, I sold over 40 paintings domestically and internationally. I have also participated in some important shows. Previous co-presidents of American Folk Art Association North Carolina Mr. & Mrs. Allen are among my collectors. My artworks are currently displayed in some galleries.
Five months before I started to paint, I was in Central Park in New York. I saw a vintage bench with a phrase saying To Romance Life, a Loved one, or even Yourself, at the End, it will become an Art! Is it coincident? Is it a sign? I believe it’s my destiny.
書完畢後，不到一年，為了分散女兒玩手機和電子游戲，黛西一起與她畫畫。開始是在木板上陶瓷上畫着玩。沒想到把畫放臉書上，馬上就有買主。去年一年內，就買出了近三十張陶瓷二十多張畫布畫，作品在 Hickory Museum of Art 出售。＂美國民間藝術協會＂北卡羅蘭洲分會前會長也收藏了她的作品。