Artist Ying Liu
"Let the beauty we love be what we do." By poet Rumi
Born in China, Ying Liu demonstrated interest in drawing and painting in her early childhood. As a practical choice, Ying chose teaching English at her home university in China. Ying came to the United States in 1987 to pursue graduate studies, starting at The Ohio State University, and continuing at the University of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles.
After completing graduate studies in 2003, Ying noted the art world in Southern California, and decided to again enthusiastically embrace her love for fine art in the form of drawing and painting.
In Fall 2003, Ying studied Life Drawing and Watercolors at Long Beach City College and life painting at Cal State Long Beach, and dug into all available videos, books, and demos. Ying also studied with several master artists.
In Summer 2004, Ying studied in Florence at the Cal State University Summer Art Program. Greatly influenced and inspired by the Renaissance artists, her efforts earned her the acclaim of her instructors as one of Ying`s drawings was selected to be hung in the CSU Chancellor`s Office in a rotating exhibition within the 23 CSU campuses.
In October 2004, Ying was selected as a finalist in the American Art Magazine’s National Juried Exhibition of Art Methods and Materials, her first competition. At this event, Ying`s watercolor, Chuck, was awarded 1st Prize.
Ying’s Mr. Professor, Silver Medal Award winner in the 2010 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show, was cited in the December 2010 issue of International Artist and January 2011 issue of American Art Collector.
Inspired by great masters such as Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent and many contemporary artists, she has developed a strong, loose, yet richly-toned impressionist style. She also increasingly desires to paint an expanding range of [...]
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