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About the Artist:
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. Zeng's artistic practice focuses on oil painting, with her subjects mainly being mythical creatures and animals. With a style between impressionism and fantasy, she explores the vividness of their spirit in saturated colors and organic forms. Zeng's interest in the arts started in elementary school, sparking her desire to create later in life. In her twenties she obtained her master's in science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. In 2017 due to physical complications, Zeng had to leave the chemistry industry. Transformed by the experience, she decided to revisit her art practice and make it her career regardless of the obstacles she would face. Since then, Zeng has flourished in her artistic expression, finding her true passion in oil painting. Although Zeng explores other painting mediums such as gouache, pastel, and digital, oil and canvas feels the most natural. This medium allows her to relax and be free with the changeability of the material and exploration of color within the subjects she paints.

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

  • Colorful marshmallows on top of hot chocolate drink in a red mug. "I love Marshmallows. My mom loves hot chocolate. I cant recall when she began to fall in love with this drink but the result is whenever we make a family order, it has to have hot chocolate. When we are at home she loves to drink Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate. Every time we went to Target, she asked me to purchase 8 to 10 boxes of this product. Sometimes I found myself reaching my hands to the very back of the shelf to get the last box. She would also fill her suitcase with this mixed drink powder when she went back home. This painting is a mixed memory of me and my mom's favoritething, hot chocolate and marshmallows." ~Yue Zeng My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I cannot put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colors of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colors to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated color palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world. ~Yue Zeng This painting will look wonderful in a child's bedroom, kitchen or breakfast nook. Available for purchase: A reproduction of the 16" x 20" original oil painting on canvas. Purchasing a Contemporary Art Gallery Online reproduction is an easy way to revitalize a dull room, create an area of discussion, show your personality, and more. Art is appropriate and more importantly encouraged, for every room in your house? including the bathroom! Create wall collections from floor to ceiling, ascending the staircase, or choose oversize pieces to consume a wall. No longer are there right and wrongs, to hanging art. The trend today is to show your personality and you through the art you have chosen. Blank walls are out! Art always makes a difference. Great art turns a house into a magnificent home, showcasing the amazing you! Let us help you create your dream room and more importantly your dream home. Let us help you find that art that truly speaks to you!

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