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Emerging Visions: Vivian Shen



Painting and photography for me are ways to tell a story and evoke a feeling, emotion and explore my inspiration. I utilize photography as a reference to create painting that is in both real and surreal and to explore expressionism and impressionism with my memories. The story continues to grow as I rely on my subconscious and conscious to invent and transfer those thoughts to an painting.

My thesis is focused on emotional expression. We have many emotions other than happiness and sad. I chose three common emotions for this project, emotions such as contentment, enmity, and despondingly.

Contentment – Satisfy

Enmity – Hatefulness

Despondingly – Hopeless

Nick Lepard’s art work inspires me, I used both acrylic and oil paint for all of my canvas paintings.