Saturday, May 23, 2009

Yi Wen Seow

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Some of you might remember this stunning image that I used in a post about my youngest daughter's first love. The painting is called Blue Eyes.

The artist is a young New Zealander called Yi Wen Seow.


Wen is a self taught artist studying architecture at the University of Victoria, Wellington.




The Two Red Dragonflies I used in a recent post on Change and Constancy.

Wen's contemporary work shows strong colours and a love for the whimsical.





A while back I wrote to Wen and received her permission to show you a sample of her work.



A Hint of Autumn



Mother and Child




Companion




Sisters in a Duet




Little Red




One Tree Hill




Autumn of Love




Before the Dance




Sunkiss Girls




Umbrellas in a Rainy Day




To find more of Wen's wonderfully vibrant and uplifting work go here...




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35 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I love them all! My favorite is the Umbrella one but I love the blue in the Dragonfly painting too! Thank you for introducing such a talented artist... another thing to put on my to do list : buy one of her paintings!

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  2. Tulsa,
    I think the umbrella is one of my favourites too, along with Blue Eyes and the Red Dragonflies.

    I have just returned from having drinks with friends who have a house in Hokaido in a ski town...it sounds very rural and quite different to city Japan. Have you been there?

    Happy Days

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  3. How fortunate you are to treasure this kind of beauty,brilliant,wonderful,not to describe with words bright,loving(still trying... :O)),magnificent work of that young man.Thank him in my name will you and thank you for shering this with us.Love Sandra

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  4. Hi Aleks,
    Wen is actually a young woman!

    But she will be just as pleased that you think so highly of her work.

    Happy Days

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  5. Oh! I love them all too!Thank you for sharing, Delwyn.xx♥

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  6. Love them SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much.

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  7. Natalie and Sarah,

    aren't they bright and cheerful?

    Happy Days

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  8. Beautiful just like you.

    xxx Mona

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  9. I love Hokkaido! I've only been there once, but I so fell in love with the place!
    My husband says that I wouldn't be able to handle the tough winters though! (We'll see about that!)
    I've heard that a lot of people from Australia have chosen Hokkaido for skiing (great snow I am told)... but the food and scenery is great too...so unlike the usual rather crowded Japan!

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  10. What a wonderful artist! She has vision and her colour management is magnificent!

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  11. Have I mentioned before that every time I visit your blog, the song "Paper Moon" pops into my head?

    Fun bright pieces.

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  12. You always introduce us to the most interesting people, places, and things. A Hazy Moon is a constant delight. (I've nominated Delwyn's blog as a blog of note --- will other followers do the same, please?)

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  13. Magnificent! I love the colors! Remember the fauves and how vivid their paintings were? the faces remid me of later picasso and cubism. The turquoise in the cat's eyes and background and the trees in Little Red's forest! Gorgeous! Youy have the most delectable blog, Delwyn!

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  14. Delwyn and others:
    Margaret left me a comment asking how to access the blog of note nomination feature. So if you don't mind, I'll put the steps here:


    1. Go to www.blogger.com.
    2. While you're on the dashboard page (the one where you can change posts, settings, etc.)
    go down to the bottom of the page. Click on the link that says BUZZ.
    3. When you go to the "Buzz page" you'll see a paragraph called "Democratic Blog of Note Voting Process." Click on Blog of Note section link in that paragraph -- it'll take you to another page with a sidebar that says SUGGEST A BLOG OF NOTE. Click there and then you can make nominations.

    Hope this helps! (Plus anyone else that wants to nominate my blog too would be fabulous -- I nominated Delwyn about three weeks ago, but I think that multiple nominations and votes would help. When the Blogger staff gets tired of reading all the praise, maybe they'll get the idea).

    Meri

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  15. Delwin,
    This is stunning art. Thank you for introducing us to such talent.

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  16. Oups,SORRY Wen,greetings from me,ciao

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  17. She has talent. Very interesting and creative.

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  18. What beautiful art.

    I get so much smarter looking at blogs, yours especially.

    Regards, Jan Helen

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  19. Mona,

    you are sweet!

    Take care - get better
    Happy days

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  20. Tulsa,
    I think some of the little towns are like Au villages! It is very cold but dry cold and good snow shoe walking. Too cold for me but I would love to see the lavender farms in summer.
    The Japanese there have a different attitude - they feel as if they are new comers - receiving land allocations after the war - and so are very much more receptive to other 'newcomers'

    Happy Days

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  21. Meri,
    thank you so much for believing that this blog is noteworthy.

    I do wonder about the effects of receiving that accolade - It would of course be an honour but I think that it would be difficult to maintain all the close friendships I am forging - and that aspect of blogging is very important to me.

    I have seen how BONs get inundated with new followers - it would be impossible to chat with all commentors.

    But I do appreciate your compliments Meri and que sera sera....

    Happy Days

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  22. Hi Lorac,

    I don't know that much about art in a technical sense - but I go by what my heart tells me...
    I'm glad Wen's work appeals to you too.

    Happy Days

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  23. Margaret,
    How are you?
    thanks for your interest and supportive comments. I love the Modigliani look to the first painting.

    Happy days

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  24. Rosaria and Mano Roma

    I'm glad I found Wen so that I have been able to share her work with you.

    Happy Days

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  25. Willow,

    that's funny - I did go through a Patsy Cline phase years ago, perhaps it has embedded itself in my hazymoon....

    Happy days

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  26. The Things We Carried

    Hi there,

    I think I know why...

    Happy days

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  27. JanHelenMcGee

    Welcome to you Jan Helen,

    It's nice to meet you, and hear from you - and thank you for your kind comments.

    Happy Days

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  28. Thanks for revealing such great talent for our viewing pleasure:)
    I love the cat and the umbrella set.
    Beautiful!
    Happy Sunday!
    Your other posts are so beautiful written too.
    Love all the colours and details too:)

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  29. Yoon see,
    It's good to have you call by.
    I knew the cat lovers out there would be taken with the 2 puddies.

    Thank you for your generous words
    Happy days

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  30. Very beautiful paintings. The "Mother and Child" painting is very good.

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  31. Hi Rajesh,
    It's nice to see you again,

    I love the way the different images appeal to us.

    Happy Days

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  32. It is a moot point as to whether she would have painted the figures in her paintings like this without the influence of Modigliani - but it is not a case of being derivitive, rather more a case of making the style her own. The images I think are more vibrant than Modigliani and just as expressive.

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  33. Alden,
    Hi there buddy,

    Have you seen her work before in NZ?

    Glad you enjoyed Wen's paintings.

    happy Days

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