This image was from original design of Yuan Ming Yuan Park, which was burned by the Eight-Nation Alliance in 1860. But even from the ruins we can imagine how beautiful it was! I hope people try their best to protect and cherish existing historical relics. This painting was created with a knife on wet oil. The piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Yuan Hua Jia

Beautiful Landscape

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

31.5" h x 23.6" w x 1.97" d
11 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.