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Yan Sun Paintings

This site features Yan Sun's paintings in the following categories: Special Projects, Ballet & Music, Landscape, Marine, Portrait and People, Still_life, as well as Other paintings. Yan Sun also shares some painting demonstration photos at this site.

Please contact Yan Sun Art Museum for pricing and availability of original paintings.

Limited Prints of Yan Sun's paintings are also available.

Special Projects

Yan Sun works on these paintings because he believes that reflecting philosophical idea about life, time, and space can be an everlasting theme of art. Chinese philosophy emphasizes the oneness of inner feeling and external observation. It places emphasis on finding the source inside the human mind.

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Ballet and Music

The beauty of ballet and music always attracts Yan Sun. He often listens to music when he works on paintings. It is such a wonderful feeling! Music is a great gift to people from God. Yan Sun loves music, especially music of Beethoven, Bach, and Tchaikovsky. Music is often the source of inspiration for his paintings.

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Landscape/ History

During weekends, Yan Sun would like to spend some time and paint in the countryside, at lakes, and in mountain parks far from the city. He appreciates the changing colors of the four seasons of Nature.

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Yan Sun is fascinated with the reflection of lakes in different time of a day and of different seasons in a year. Working on marine and water wonders for him is just like relaxing, not working.

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Portrait / People

Yan Sun meets with people and he enjoys meeting with people. He likes history and wants to know people who he did not know earlier.

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Still Life

Yan Sun believes that an artist must create symbols of the experiences of heart because art is always above real life. One noticeable object in many of Yan Sun's paintings is an origami bird. Originally made by his son, Mark, when he was little, this origami bird serves as a symbol of happiness, peace, harmony, and love. Yan Sun has been collecting his origami birds and repeatedly let them appear in his paintings.

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Yan Sun paints horses, dogs, cows, sheep... because they are our friends. He likes them and often feel like he can talk with them with no pressure.

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Painting Demonstrations/Classes

In addition to university teaching, Yan Sun provide painting demonstrations and classes to the community. In the recent years, he has offered painting demonstrations at museum such as Zanesville Museum of Art, Hayden Museum of American Art, and Tuscarawas Center for the Arts.

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