Mavis Li

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Mavis Li

Hong Kong

My deep interest in art began when I was a child. Yet, I had never thought about the possibility of art as a career. It was only until 2012 after a workshop in Florence where I learned the traditional processes of painting from life, I felt a surge to move forward to realize my desire and passion for art that is rooted in my childhood.
 
I have always been drawn to the sensuality and humanity seen in classical paintings. No matter the subject, I want to re-present it on canvas as naturally and realistically as it appears in life. I want to capture not merely the likeness but also the essence and story of the subjects. I hope to create a space where viewers can have a glimpse of the reality I see through their eyes and be engaged visually and emotionally. There is a true connection when I can give life to a painting and exchange feelings with the viewers.
 

 

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