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field of grass

by Yao Cheng
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Waves of Green

Watch a field of tall grass playing in the wind, and you can't help but be reminded of the surface of a vast sea: it shimmers, and ripples, and catches the light in a thousand shades of color. Perhaps it's only natural, then, that watercolor is the medium for this meditative landscape, capturing a sense of motion and pooling into the infinite greens of nature.

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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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.
  • the maker

Yao Cheng

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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