Artist Ying McLane presents a vibrantly colorful portfolio of contemporary paintings. See more of her work by visiting her website.
Since my youth, I’ve cherished the beauty of a clear blue sky, the gentle touch of raindrops, and the warmth of the sun’s rays. This love for the world around me inspired me to dive into drawing and painting, expressing my deepest feelings on canvas.
My artistic ability shone brightly during my childhood, with my Chinese watercolor paintings being showcased across Asia. However, a career in art was not deemed a lucrative choice in the culture I grew up with.
I had to set aside my artistic aspirations and embark on a career in journalism. It wasn’t until my arrival in the United States in my thirties that I seized the opportunity to attend various art schools in New York City. There, I honed my skills in classical oil painting, and I have never looked back since.
My inspirations stem from my vivid imagination, transforming my canvas into a playground of bold colors and vibrant brushstrokes, where elements of realism seamlessly meld with abstract forms, weaving a distinctive narrative.
As an immigrant, my art serves as a reflection of the diverse tapestry of experiences that have shaped my life, a testament to the beauty and diversity I have encountered along my journey.
Balancing the demands of being an artist and a parent to three young children requires patience and skill. Fortunately, my family members have been unwaveringly supportive of my passion, often serving as my muse.
I strive to create beautiful, uplifting art that inspires and encourages others. For me, art is not just a pursuit; it is a way of life. I would rather toil away in my studio than indulge in a reality TV show during my leisure time. My visits to art stores often lead to more purchases than I planned.
I firmly believe that when artists create something beautiful, it is more than just a painting, a sculpture, or a photograph. It is a manifestation of the artist’s soul essence. To artists, art transcends the mundane daily grind, serving as an elevated form of self-expression.
It is our duty as creators to contribute to the enrichment of our world through art. I refer to my artwork as “high vibe art” because I am of the belief that art should bring light, beauty, and inspiration to the lives of others. Every day, I strive towards this goal, infusing my creations with positivity and vibrancy.
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