Yuan Hua Jia explains of this piece, "Pandas are regarded as national treasures in China, and there are only about 1000 in the world, which live in China. They are very well protected. With the progress of society and technology, the traditional culture and architecture of the country has been forgotten and some vanished. Uncounted historical sites were destroyed and few left. They need special protection as we protect pandas." This painting was created using a knife to carve on wet oil paint.

- Yuan Hua Jia

Sightseeing No.5

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

19.7" h x 15.7" w x 1.3" d
5 lbs. 8 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.