Merry Christmas

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Have a very happy and safe holiday, my friend!

P.S. If you’d like to download a version of the above Christmas painting for your computer’s wall paper (it’s sized for desktops and laptops), simple put in your email below to have it delivered to your inbox.  It’s a small gift from me, to thank you for your support this year. Thank you!

 Merry Christmas

Painting of Ventura Wharf


November Morning in Ventura 6″x6″, oil on board, by Lucy Chen Artist Collection

November 2014 marked my first ever visit to the United States. Not just any where in the US, but the sunshine state of California.

The color of this boat in the Ventura wharf called for a painting. So I painted it […]

The Beauty in Simple Things


Three Bowls and Three Small Bowls Diptych, oil on panel, 12″x24″, by Lucy Chen

It was my birthday yesterday (28 September), and we drove 3 hours north from Sydney to Port Stephens to watch dolphins and whales, to make sand art with the kids and to collect small rocks from the […]

Still Life with Decanter, Lemons and a Plate


Yellow and Turquoise 16″x12″x1.5″, oil on stretched linen canvas, by Lucy Chen Original available for $250

You know I love Vincent van Gogh, don’t you?

I love his “Still Life with Decanter and Lemons on a Plate” (c.1887) so much, that I had to paint something with a similar setup – with a […]

Plein Air Still Life, Rosanna


ROSANNA 12″x12″, oil on panel, by Lucy Chen

Have you tried painting a still life “en plein air” (meaning “outdoors”)?

I took what I learned from my first plein air still life attempt, and did it again with a small pot of Rosanna.

It is a petite that has flowers that look like […]

How a Magical Coincidence Leads to a Floral Painting


PINK AND TURQUOISE ©Lucy Chen, 14″x10″, oil on panel

My husband bought me a small pot of flowers from the supermarket when he went to get a few office supplies. It was inexpensive, but it was also a priceless gift because I loved it.

You didn’t know this about me, but I am […]

What Does Art Do


THE SUNFLOWERS ARE MINE 18″x14″, oil on panel, by Lucy Chen Original SOLD Prints available here

My grandmother has rubbed shoulders with death many times in her youth – she had several punctures of both of her knee joints, as well three intestinal obstruction repair surgeries in her twenties. That, in the 1950s China, […]