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Catching Up
Watercolor on Paper
14.125" X 21.5" (35.9cm X 54.6cm)
2014
PEACE - All in ONE
Mixed Media
14.5" X 21.75" (11.4cm X 55.2cm)
2013
Soul Searching
Oil on Board
24" X 24" ( 61cm X 61cm)
2013
Transformation
Multimedia on Board
12" X 24" (30.5cm X 61cm)
2012
Goodwill from Sharon
Oil on Linen
30" X 30" (76.2cm X 76.2cm)
2012
A Bizarre Spring Dream
Oil on Canvas
30" X 20" (76.2cm X 50.8cm)
2012
Birth Right/ Born Right
Oil on Canvas
11" X 14" (28cm X 35.6cm)
2012
Chasing Clouds and Waves
Oil on Canvas
14" X 11" (35.6cm X 28cm)
2012
Belonging
Oil on Linen
30" X 24" (76.2cm X 61cm)
2012
Expectation
Oil on Linen
30" X 24" (76.2cm X 61cm)
2012
Upside-Down Across Half of the Globe
Oil on Canvas
36" X 24" (91.4cm X 61cm)
2011
Tales of a Bird
Oil on Linen
24” X 36” (61cm X 91.4cm)
2011
Point of View
Oil on Canvas
21.75” X 18.125” (55cm X 46cm)
2009
Summer Memories of Saint Malo, France
Oil on Canvas
15” X 18.125” (38cm X 46cm)
2008
A View from MPF 733, Paris
Oil on Canvas
18.125” X 15” (46cm X 38cm)
2007
Crossroads
Oil on Canvas
18.125” X 21.75” (46cm X 55cm)
2007
Spring Bouquet
Oil on Canvas
8.69” X 10.69” (22cm X 27.2cm)
2007
Daddy’s Girl
Oil on Canvas
20” X 16” (50.8cm X 40.6cm)
2006
Mommy's Girl
Oil on Canvas
20” X 24” (50.8cm X 61cm)
2006
Best Wishes
Oil on Canvas
30” X 24” (76.2cm X 61cm)
2005
Ming's Big Catch
Oil on Canvas
24” X 36” (61cm X 91.4cm)
2004
There's something in the air.  Romance?
Oil on Canvas
24” X 30” (61cm X 76.2cm)
2004
A Summer View at the Jardin du Luxemburg, Paris
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40" (76.2cm X 101.6cm)
2003
Harvest
Oil on Canvas
30” X 24” (76.2cm X 61cm)
2002
Still
Oil on Canvas
24” X 20” (61cm X 50.8cm)
2002
A Clay Vase and two Onions
Oil on Canvas
9" X 12" (23cm X 30.5cm)
2001
Daffodills
Oil on Canvas
12" X 9" (30.5cm X 23cm)
2001
Crimson Songs in the Smoky Mountains
Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper
9" X 12" (23cm X 30.5cm)
1998

Sharon H.J. Cheng

I am a painter who holds the ancient Chinese philosophy of ‘Chi’, also called Energy, Spirit, and Soul, deep in my heart. ‘Chi’ is the backbone of my work. In my opinion, ‘Chi’ not only pervades the universe, but is also expressed in every shape and form. I believe ‘Chi’ is the essence of all creativity and flows from the character of the artist. ‘Chi’ is the dynamic principle of artistic creation that transcends representational appearance and sentimental atmospherics. In addition to ‘Chi’, I have profound feelings about SPACE and TIME, which are often shown in my work reflecting our life journey intertwining with them.

Oil is my primary medium, with which I enjoy building textures with two important elements: color and layer effect. My recent painting is based on an idea of ‘Free Form Construction’. It involves covering and rediscovering the landscapes of paint. Various shapes of drafting tape are first applied to the painting surface; afterwards, they are removed from the surface during the painting process. The ‘void’ marks of the removed tape bring unexpected effects that not only force me to rediscover and reconcile with the altered composition, but also to recognize my personal relationship with the vast universe. Thus, the serendipitous play of ‘Chi’, Space and Time become the core of my subject.

In exploring possibility of visual presentation and balance, I have been experimenting with various shapes and sizes. If the diamond shape presentation of square painting is my new balance, then the circle shape painting is my langue of searching for harmony in my art. A circle is an existence that has neither pointed edge, nor beginning, nor end. I think the shape and form of Circle present energy of harmony. Therefore I am inspired to take up ‘Searching Harmony Conditions’ as my new project to have deeper understanding about the relationship between Circle’s geometrical shape and its surrounding bio-environment. Recently I’ve also developed interests in contemporary Sumi-E, plaster, and mixed media sculpture. The variety of media has sharpened my sensibility in wider range of artistic forms.