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Ocean Waves - Yao Cheng

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Yao Cheng

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Yao Cheng

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Ebb & Flow

The crashing waves of the sea seem to echo the ebb and flow of life: sometimes turbulent, sometimes calm, and in every moment offering something new and surprising. Even on the stormiest of days, the sea always promises better tides to come.

For her flowing, watercolor paintings, artist Yao Cheng draws upon her love of patterns, textures and rich colors, as well as an abiding fascination with traditional Chinese floral painting and calligraphy. In flowers and landscapes she conveys both quietly abstract, meditative patterns and exuberant celebrations of the natural world. Available either framed or unframed, they bring a spirit of joyous life into any room. Made in Columbus, Ohio.

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Yao has been painting and drawing ever since she can remember. Since that first art class her mother took her to, she has developed a deep connection with painting. With a brush in hand, she loves when her ideas appear on paper with a life of its own. Her work is often described as whimsical, delicate and brightly colored. Working mainly in watercolor, she paints a variety of colorful subjects such as flowers, landscapes, and abstract shapes. Her unique and expressive brush marks are greatly influenced by her study in Chinese calligraphy and traditional floral painting.

She feels lucky to be spending her days in her studio painting surface patterns, designing art prints, and collaborating on various projects that expand her ever-growing curiosity for new ideas. A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, she designed for the apparel industry before deciding to focus on her passion for painting again and establishing her own design studio.

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Made in the USA

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acid free matboard, plexi-glass, archival pigment ink, acid free paper, BonanzaWood®
Framed: 22" H x 18" W; Unframed: 20" H x 16" W
Framed in Oregon also available unframed mounted on white acid-free enhanced matboard.
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