Inspiration and intention for the piece: after walking a whole day in the park, I took a rest and sat down near the lake. The reflection of the trees in the water looked so beautiful, and the fish were swimming under the leaves of the water lilies. The tranquil scene left a deep impression on me. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to its size, this painting will ship from the artist's studio in China un-stretched and rolled in a tube. The detail images are just to give a sense of how the work will look as a finished piece.

- Yuan Hua Jia


Acrylic painting on unstretched canvas

Signed on front and back

31.1" h x 42.7" w 
4 lbs. 6 oz.



Yuan Hua Jia
Beijing, China

Getting to Know Yuan Hua

Before becoming an artist, Yuan Hua Jia worked as a computer programmer for many famous companies in China. After 15 years, Yuan needed a change, and fortuitously, happened to fall in love with an artist. “We paint together, learn from each other, and share the happiness that art brings to us.” At first Yuan was not sure what to paint, until an early morning walk through the ruins of a nearby hutong. One year earlier, there had been a venerably ancient courtyard, but on that day only a broken gate stood among the mass of rubble. Yuan’s heart was deeply touched with feelings of sadness. His work strives to tell the story of how rapid modernization is encroaching upon traditional Chinese culture.