Photograph of Artist GRACE LIN
GRACE LIN
St. Louis, Missouri - United States



Original Artworks (5)

Grace Lin; The Beauty Of Lotus, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  The lotus flower has been associated with purity, rebirth and divinity. It is seen as a sign of purity, associated with beauty. The model in this painting was one of my art students who reminded me of the beauty of lotus.  ...
Grace Lin
Original Oil Painting, 2004
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Grace Lin; First Contact, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Mixed media: oil, ink, watercolor on rice paper and masonite board...
Grace Lin
Original Oil Painting, 2005
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Grace Lin; Seeking, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Mixed media: oil, ink, watercolor on rice paper and masonite board...
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Original Oil Painting, 2005
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Grace Lin; When Western Beauty Meets..., 2005, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Mixed media: oil, ink, watercolor on rice paper and masonite board...
Grace Lin
Original Oil Painting, 2005
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Grace Lin; Dream Dragonfly, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 34 x 55 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on canvas...
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Original Oil Painting, 2004
34 x 55 inches (86.4 x 139.7 cm)
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Artist Statement

Grace Lin Artist Statement I never think about why I want to be an artist, until someone asked me this question at my exhibition. I always drew something on the wall when I was little. One day, my uncle drew me a dragon just in minutes, at that moment I want to be a great artist likes him. I was trained in the classical Chinese disciplines of painting at National Taiwan University of Arts in Taipei. In 1996, the first year in America, I learned the western painting techniques at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri which was a great influence for my work. I’ve developed my idea and found my direction after my MFA graduation in 1998. The piece of “The beauty of Lotus” on my website gracelinart.com is the first painting in a series of works I developed my experiment with combining the Chinese painting in oil. I integrate Chinese ink as part of my paintings by using bamboo brushes on rice-paper and collage them onto canvas. My intention with combining eastern and western techniques in my painting is engaging the relationship from different cultures and bringing the balance to each other. Since I became an America citizen, I always want to make a connection from the different worlds. The inspiration of “Dream dragonfly” came from my dream. In my dream, I was flying and flowing upon the water and felt wonderful free at the moments, as I have transparent wings as dragonfly. I have ...