Lena Liu is an artist who|
is well-known for her
watercolors which often
include a touch of music,
poetry, and romance.
This particular image is
Music Room VII and
depicts a musical still
life complete with grand
piano, violin, and ballet
You can gaze upon a
of all of Lena Liu's
best-loved artwork by
viewing a Slide Show.
|Artist Lena Liu
is a painter of unparalleled popularity in today's collectibles market — art lovers
the world over enjoy the universal yet personal character of her paintings. Beautiful birds,
tranquil landscapes, and breathtaking floral and musical still lifes are among her collector's favorites.|
Lena had her first painting lessons as a child in Taiwan under the guidance of renowned
painters: Professors Sun Chia-Chin and Huang Chun-Pi. She came to the United States in
1972 to study architecture at the State University of Buffalo and later did graduate
work at the School of Architecture at U.C.L.A. However, her true passion never left
her, and in 1977, she began to paint full-time.
Today, avid collectors enjoy her artwrok across various media, including limited-edition
prints, porcelain collector's plates, ornaments, figurines, music boxes, sculptures, cards,
tapestries, bookmarks, and calendars. Lena has achieved recognition at national shows
and exhibits. She was honored by the Collector's Information Bureau (CIB) as Best
Plate Artist of the Year and as Collector's Choice Artist of the Year. She was named
the Canadian Artist of the Year at the Canadian Collectible of the Year Awards. Lena was
also an inaugural inductee into the prestigious Bradford Exchange Plate Artist Hall of Fame.
Lena Liu and her husband Bill live in Maryland, in the home she designed to accomodate
their joint loves of art, music, and nature. As often as she is able, Lena spends time
in her garden where she attains inspiration for many of her paintings. She also loves
to watch the birds that live around her home and studio. Although Lena appreciates the
loveliness of all birds, she admits to liking chickadees the most, "maybe because they
remind me of small children, with their round little bodies and cute expressions."
"I strive to create a sense of romance, poetry, and music in my painting. Emotion, love,
and nature will never change, and I try to capture that in my art. I let what touches
my heart pass through my fingers. I hope you and I can keep sharing this love of nature's beauty, and
continue to delight in the splendor of the world that surrounds us." -- Lena Liu