Blue Vase with FruitZhi Li
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 20 " w x 1 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
Autumn still life featuring grapes, citrus, a painted Chinese vase and tipped copper bowl. Glowing oranges and reds on a muted reddish brown background. For this painting, Zhi Li used a more painterly technique to play up the warmth and feeling of the scene. "The process was to reduce visual complexity down to its core elements," says Zhi. "I did that by reducing values and selecting the most meaningful aspects of the set up - light shape, shadow shape and local color."
NEW YORK, New York
Becoming a professional artist has been Zhi Li’s dream since childhood. After graduating from an art and design university in Shangdong, China, she worked as a designer at an advertising agency, where she received a number of awards for her work. In 1998, Zhi says she moved to New York "to pursue the dream deeply rooted in my soul." She won a special grant to study oil painting at the Art Students League of New York. "I love painting still life - the concept, light, drama and beauty," she says. Her lush, blooming and often peak-ripe still lifes offer viewers a chance to appreciate the beauty of nature while also considering the fleetingness of the moment. Zhi continually focuses on accuracy, design, depth and drama in her art. She works from a studio on Riverside Boulevard in New York, overlooking the scenic Hudson River and Riverside Park.