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Zeng

Yue

UNITED STATES

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“With a style between impressionism and fantasy, Yue Zeng explores the vividness of their spirit in saturated colors and organic forms.”

Yue Zeng is a Chinese-American self-taught artist, mother, and wife, who has been living in the United States since 2008 and currently resides in Woodbury, Minnesota.

I love the appearance of hybrid big cat. I wanted to create one myself and actually painted it. I started with regular ginger color tiger. I put on male lion’s hair and changed stripes to snow leopard’s spots. I saved some spots as solid as cheetah. It also has tiger's face and albino color.

Zeng’s artistic practice focuses on oil painting, with her subjects mainly being mythical creatures and animals.

Barn owl

Oil

$600

I love barn owl since the movie <Guardians of Ga'hoole>. I love watching the young male barn owl flew over flames and through water droplets. I finally manage to paint one.

With a style between impressionism and fantasy, she explores the vividness of their spirit in saturated colors and organic forms.

Zeng has flourished in her artistic expressions.

Zeng’s interest in the arts started in elementary school, sparking her desire to create later in life.

The primary subject matter of Zeng’s artistic practice involves animals and mythical creatures.

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In her twenties she obtained her Master’s in Science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.

A beautiful big black cat roams at night to keep its territory under watched. It also protects all creatures on its territory away from evil. It is not alone. It belongs to a secret underworld association, night watcher. They all have a little piece of accessories on their body.

Zeng revisited her art practice and made it her career regardless of the obstacles she faced.

A group of glowing mushrooms light the entrance of forest at night. Apparently, the middle one doesn't work.

In 2017 due to physical complications, Zeng had to leave the chemistry industry.

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Tea in a glass cup, along with cherry flower and red candles.

Transformed by the experience, she decided to revisit her art practice and make it her career regardless of the obstacles she would face.

My mom loves hot chocolate and I love marshmallows. Every time she visited me she liked to stock up hot chocolate drink mix. And every time she went back her home she would take a full suitcase of hot chocolate drink mix.

Transformed by the experience, she decided to revisit her art practice and make it her career regardless of the obstacles she would face.

I love to watch the afternoon sky when the sunbeam shines through clouds. It feels like a fantasy world.

Although Zeng explores other painting mediums such as gouache, pastel, and digital, oil on canvas feels the most natural.

I used palette knife to build up some texture on this one. Since it has rocks and waves crushing on rocks, I think it would be better to keep the brush stoke as bold and as raw as possible.

An interest that started in her elementary school, her desire to create art bloomed later on in life.

A broken red tractor finished its last ride of the day in a farm field. This time I tried impressionist clouds as a self challenge to jump out of realism.

This medium allows her to relax and be free with the changeability of the material and exploration of color within the subjects she paints.