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Lian Zhen

Lian Zhen

Lian My name is Zhenlian, I am an artist from China. I was graduated from Teachers Training College in Hong Kong as a qualified art teacher in 1969. Since then I had worked as art teacher in both Primary and Secondary schools in China. From 1976 to 1988, I stayed in Paris. I intended to enter an Art College in Paris, for some personal reasons I had not been able to enter any Art College, but I had gained recognitions from several French Art Institutions. 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 fanatic about cats, I am fascinated by their postures, I enjoy imagining all kinds of stories about my cats.

I enjoy painting, listening to music,and travelling.
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Movies and TV Shows
There are too many for me to remember.
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Books
mermaids, western journey(which is a Chinese allegory )
Favorite Music
classical music and Chinese music.
Friends at Elfwood
Friends at Elfwood: Anne Wipf(Friend) , Tom Draco Noir Taylor(Friend) , Jean Kogok(Friend) , Lindsey Sayles(Friend) and Marlena Cannon(Friend) .

Guestbook for Zhenlian

24 Aug 2009:-) Sherwin ortonio remorin
Hello there!
i really like your coloring skills! (you make your waters really mesmerizing)
what do you use? (traditional or digital?)
well if you have time, please stop by my gallery and please leave a comment,,,,,,ma critic i mean.

:-) Lian Zhen replies: "Hi,thank you,
I don’t know digital, I can only paint traditional paintings.
I have seen your works,very good drawings! I wonder what they are like if you can paint them in colors. But they are very good as they are!"
27 Aug 2009:-) Anne Wipf
Amazing gallery. I love your style, so happily coloured. 1
28 Aug 2009:-) Jean Kogok
I so enjoyed looking through your gallery. You work is beautiful--soft, subtle, humorous, and warm. Thank you for sharing!
29 Aug 2009:-) Ally Shaw
What a beautiful gallery! The colours are wonderful!
31 Aug 2009:-) Marlena Cannon
Lovely oil paintings! I love all the different fairies and goddesses.
2 Sep 2009:-) Lindsey Sayles
I really love your work and your use of colours. Your pictures have a nice warm quality to them and I love how you use animals, awesome work.
23 Oct 2009:-) Tom Draco Noir Taylor
You are a wonderfully talented artist, Lian! My wife Lynn (purple dragoness) and I both really admire your work. What sort of cats do you have? we have a traditional Siamese(not the really skinny ones, the ones called here "Apple heads"12 named Klingon. He escaped the house the other night, since it was cool and he wanted to romp and play outside. We live in the Arizona desert, near a large wildlife preserve, and have many wild animalsin the area, such as coyotes . We were therefore worried and left our doors open so he could come in. Imagine our surprise when at midnight , in strolls a wild pig !(Javelina , or collared peccary) into our kitchen! I chased it out- but our cat didn’t come in till 4 o’clock!1

:-) Lian Zhen replies: "Hi,
Thank you , I am glad that I have found more cat lovers, I have a cat at home, I will upload it here for you to appreciate, my cat is a poet.
I wish I can live in a place like yours with animals around, I see animals only in my imaginations.
25 Oct 2009:-) Tom Draco Noir Taylor
At least you have your poet kitty, Lian. 1 We do indeed enjoy seeing the wild animals, even if some do get a little TOO close. We have a mountain lion(cougar or puma they are called too) that occasionally jumps up on our roof as a hunting platform to hunt the wild pigs. And once, Lynn had been outside at night and came in with what I thought was a brown hair bow. "where did you get that brown hair bow?" i asked her, and she said "what hair bow?" then it flew from her head- it was a baby bat!
10 Feb 2010:-) Anne Wipf
May I tell you how much I love your beautiful and imaginative artwork ?
9 Apr 2010:-) Anne Wipf
Pleased to see your new and wonderful artwork. I especially love the expressions of your cats, and all the pretty colours you put in it 1
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Lian Zhen

* User Name: zhenlian
* Page: http://www.elfwood.com/~zhenlian
* Lian is not an Elfwood patron
* Joined Elfwood: 2009-04-29
* Last login at Elfwood: 2012-12-28 07:16:00
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