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Lucy Chen
Works at Lucy Chen Fine Art
Attended University of New South Wales
Lives in Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
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In “The Lord of the Ring: the Fellowship of the Ring“, Elrond said that the race of men had failed when Isildur refused to throw the ring into the fire of Mount Doom to have it destroyed.

I wonder, what if it was Elrond who was holding the Ring. Would the elf have enough strength against its seduction?  Did he fully understand the nature of the Ring?

And what about myself?

When I said that my parents were quick to be negative, that my former landlord was difficult?  Did I fully understand their situations?

But I do know that my heart is not pure, and that it is not free of desire.  And I don’t have the strength to fight against the seduction of the Ring.

So I keep drawing.  So I keep painting.

For in the middle of messy dust and paint, my heart may experience something pure for the briefest moments.

#art #drawing #foodforsoul  
Random thoughts as an artist watches "The Lord of the Rings", and what the Ring has to do with her drawing activities. Totally random and absurd.
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Why my grandmother cannot live with me.
Naturally, she can be her or his model, but here is so much more to what grandmas can do. I hope you and your grandma will be inspired.
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This morning, my 5-year-old took a photo of my with his iPad (which he named Wii-Gee), and used it as a reference to draw my portrait.
I was very impressed as I told him, “Wow, Alan, it looks great!  It looks quite Picasso!”
Alan asked, “Who is Picasso?”
“A very great artist.” I answered.
“Mama, you are a very great artist, too.” Alan replied, matter-of-factly.
And that made my day!  I am FEELING GREAT!
Have you got a child or grandchild who totally admires you and your work?  Aren’t we lucky?
Is this 5-year-old on the way to become a great artist? His drawing certainly looks Picasso!
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The first time I held a brush in my hand and put paint on canvas in November 2011, it felt like magic.

Even when you were frustrated and the result was far from satisfactory.
There!  Right there, you saw with absolute clarity what you were born to do!

Magic? Corny? Or Scientifically-Proven?

If you’ve somehow “stumbled on”  your passion like I did, you can certainly relate.  But if you have not yet found your life’s passion, you’d probably roll your eyes, or even think it’s corny.

But hey, I just discovered that this almost-mystical experience is actually scientifically proven!
#fineart #purpose #oilpainting  

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Why Aren't You More Passionate about What You Do, and How to Change That. It's not just magic, it's also scientifically-proven.
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How would you feel if you could finally crash the dreaded inner critic?

Studying the masters’ works is one of the most effective way to silence our inner critic.  Because:
- We will grow in skills and confidence;
- We will see what we can accomplish;
- We will start to see the Masters as mentors, teachers and peers;

Experience life from an expansive mind, so you can develop your authentic expression!

When we are confident, we experience life from an expansive state of mind;
We are able to reach deeper into our own souls;
Then we can develop our true authenticity, because
we finally believe in it, in ourselves.
Get the skills and confidence to paint with the Masters. Let's re-create 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' with Vermeer!
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Yay!! i cant wait to start!
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[VIDEO] painting an alla prima portrait :)
#oilpainting #portraiture #artwork  
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VIDEO demo - how to paint an alla prima portrait (titled "The Promised Eternity" in less than two hours, and talk about what "eternity" means, too.
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My Story with Flat White
my one-hour still life study. oil on board. Standing in a queue to make my first American coffee order in a cafe in San Fransisco, I kept reminding myself, "don't say
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like the painting Lucy. good job.  If I drink coffee, though I am nt a coffee drinker any longer, I prefer flat white too! lol
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Check out my guest post on FineArtTips.com ! Hope you like it!
 
This guest artist really makes portrait painting easy...
Learn how Vermeer painted "Girl with a Pearl Earring" with these 9 Easy Steps to Recreating a Masterpiece Painting
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Sharing you some of my life drawings, from charcoal, to ink, to pastel. See more by clicking the link :) #lifedrawing #drawing #portraiture  
He also talks about drawing in a way that a kung fu master would about martial arts, or an enlightened monk would about the thousands of miles he's walked...
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What does this make you feel?
#oilpainting #eternity  
I knew the painting was titled 'The Promised Eternity' before I grabbed the brush. But what does 'the promised eternity' mean to you?
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[VIDEO] Painting this still life outdoor.  A from-start-to-finish speed painting video.  I hope you'll like it  :)
A 2-minute video demonstrating how to paint a plein air still life, keeping the colors fresh and impressionistic, and most importantly, have fun! Click to watch
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Education
  • University of New South Wales
    Commerce, 2000 - 2003
    • Finance • Accounting
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
Celebarting Your Authentic Self
Introduction
Is there a woman in your life whose beauty you want to celebrate?

Could she be your mum? Your daughter? Your grandmother? Your granddaughter? Your wife?

Could she be your own authentic self?

A portrait by Lucy Chen celebrates a woman’s authentic self by mirroring her beauty and strength in a timeless work of art.

Make your special girl feel beautiful, loved, proud and happy!

 http://lucychenfineart.com/celebrating-women/
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Occupation
Oil Painter
Skills
oil painting, acrylic painting, paiting, art, visual art, portrait painting, figure painting, still life painting, landscape painting, plein air painting
Employment
  • Lucy Chen Fine Art
    Artist, 2013 - present
  • PromoCollection
    Founder and Sales Manager, 2011 - 2013
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Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia