Lian Zhen, Dongguan,China Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement 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. I had worked as art teacher in both Primary and Secondary schools in China. 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 feel I am practising ‘Zen” when I am doing a painting. “Zhenlian” in Chinese means ‘simple and true lotus’ I have chosen this name for my pseudonyum because Lotus is a sign of the Buddhist religion. Painting has helped me attained the status of ‘Zen”
“Zen’ is life affirming, it is not about ending all passion and sufferings, instead it ‘awakens and cuts throught the past, opening up vibrant aliveness,freeing us to appreciate things more deeply, feel more passionately, act with less burden ,laugh more often and expand into the colourful muti-faceted miracle that is our existence’_quotes from Amida Buddhism
Life,though full of woes, holds also sources of happiness and joy. I hope you can find joy in my gallery and rejoice with the joy.
My websites : www.zhenart.com