I am always attracted to the beauty of human form and the stories behind. Human, the most familiar subject, has been well depicted by many masters in art history; I can’t find other subjects more interesting than that for my artistic endeavor.
Each individual is a unique creation and we are beautiful in our own ways. My specialties are portraits and figures in oil painting and charcoal drawing. With the right lighting, composition and rendition, I try to bring out the best features of each person in my artwork.
In my Hometown series which is also my MFA thesis, I relived my childhood memories and made them alive on canvas. Through each painting, I have drawn out many virtues of my hometown folks; such as hardworking, dignity, caring, simple pleasure and happiness. In my next, American Life series, I am painting my friends, neighbors, colleagues and their children, capturing the beautiful moment of their loving relationships on canvas.
My favorite artists are Millet, Vermeer, Repin and HongNian Zhang, a contemporary artist. I live with my husband, George, and our dog, Jackie, in South Windsor, Connecticut.
Lucia Liao’s Gallery