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HSIN LIN,Featuring in Australia Artist's Palette and Creative Artist magazine 2017 No.154 August. Artwork was chosen and published as 10,000 postcards distributed nationally by AvantCard Australia in 2017 March.

Awards :
Highly Commended Oil and Acrylic for the painting Splendid-Tuberose Begonia on Box Hill Art Group 2017 Annual Exhibition .

Artist Biography:
Born in 1984 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Before her graduation from RMIT University , Melbourne (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) , she shows her own talent through her self- taught skill in painting and fashion. While her studying in Melbourne, she absorbed the insight of multi-culture and classic esthetics from the elegant city.

She went back to Taiwan launched her own personal label ,being active in numerous international exhibitions and TV programs in fashion industry, succeed in her late 20s as a fashion designer, than happened to come back to her beloved city, Melbourne in her early 30s, thereafter she decided to extended her expertise in visual art.

After going through the hard time of her life, she surprisingly regain the capability to see everything in the whole new perspective- to feel the true beauty of nature. The connection with people and the mother nature is her Artistic touch. She devoted herself to be a artist again, in a whole new way - creating nature based artwork mostly Acrylic painting that makes you smile.

Her signature painting -TRUST ME ,Cadbury the cat had also been chosen by Avant Card Australia in Feb, 2017, and be published to 10,000 postcards distributed nationally in Australia .

HSIN LIN currently lives in Bayswater, Melbourne. Recent exhibitions include numerous group exhibitions in OAK HILL GALLERY ( Mornington Victoria) , THE HUT GALLERY (Ferntree Gully,Victoria), Walker St Gallery (Dandenong ) , Ryazanoff Gallery( Albert Park) , and Brunswick Street Gallery(Fitzroy,Victoria), and so on. Artwork can be found in private collections in Mildura, Geelong, Albert Park, St,Kilda ,Acton in Melbourne, Northern Territory , Perth( Australia) ,also in Taipei, (Taiwan ) ,Sichuan,(China) and Shanghai (China).

Artist Statement:
I love vintage style in a modern way, and in a free style.
My painting are mostly quite intense and emotional. I love vivid, contrast colour combination, splashes and the rough texture of every single stroke . Lots of black and white are used during the process and for finishing.

Most of my inspiration comes from the nature. I enjoy the pure joy of painting wild and free abstract art out of personal emotion using the medium whatever I have in hand. I used to love the texture of different fabric while being a fashion designer, and now I am fascinated by Australian native trees, flowers and birds. The specialty nature of the country is my inspiration as a artist.

Lots of the spark of creation comes from my observation to the native vegetation and animals. I am obsessed with the falling tree leaves in Autumn, different bloom in four seasons, falling feather of a Cacatua, the sounds from a Kookaburra, even the most common flowers as dandelion or a grass seed on the streets has its own inner-strength and its own message to deliver. Painting the nature helps me to be in the moment , enjoy the moment , and definitely a exquisite meditation. You can almost tell from the colour an artist are using for how he/she feels at the moment. Painting is a very good way for an artist to release the emotion in their own unique aesthetics, and colour is my favorite part of the process. After living in a very fast pace city live for over 30 years, I finally realized the faster the world runs, we need to slow down our heart.

In some of my painting, I took reference photo myself than work on it, the most important thing is I would definitely need to be in the place to experience every detail first, remember what was the most impressive thing I want to keep and the feeling that I want to deliver in the painting.

There is another series that I really enjoy painting is the wild abstract botanical series which had been exhibited in Botany - Urban Forest art exhibition at Brunswick street Gallery on February 2017,which is my favorites exhibitions too.

From where I live in Bayswater, there is a big field of forest own by the church right across the street. My usual creating process normally start by a chill walk into the woods, by touching the tall, old trees I feel the texture of the bark , looking and memorize the colours of the current seasons, feeling the sunlight reflect on the trees and grass . I collect whatever I found on the walk as inspiration, normally would be the eucalyptus tree leaves, oak or pine leaves, bird feathers, in autumn I would have fallen acorns, in winters my favorite trees is the cherry blossoms . There's only one rule for my collecting process, never take from the living tree/life, just take what had fallen, and those are the best gift from the nature of the day for me.

The best part of my nature collecting as inspiration is I also get to experiment with all kinds of natural medium out of ordinary brushes sometimes. For example , you are able to create a sharp and clear outline of the splashes by using a straw, paint the fine and smooth flowing line by magpie feather, and my favorite nature brushes would be the leaves of the pine tree, it gives a wild and intensive pattern that cannot be found or be painted by any man-made brushes, I especially love using the pine tree brushes for some of my background layer. I also kept a small block of pine wood that I love using for print making with its tree rings shows on it.

Depends on the experience and the story that nature wants to tell me of that day, I normally minimize the major objects down to 3 , and from the fresh memory of the colour hue in my mind from the walk under the nature sunlight , turning into wild abstract botanical painting.
I want to capture these amazing moment that once touched my heart deeply into a piece of art. The unconditional love and abundance receiving from the nature can be a higher joy than receiving any material reward. It would be wonderful that if the moment I freeze in my art can also let the people who sees them feel the same or can feel a moment of calm from it. That's my goal to achieve, and that's what I want to share in my painting.

Contact:
HSIN LIN
www.bluethumb.com.au/hsinlin
Email: [email protected]
IG: www.instagram.com/helloinnerpeace/
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Education

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

Exhibitions

-DEC 2017 Annual "Deck the Walls" Art Exhibition @Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington
-1-31st OCT 2017 Annual LITTLE ARCHIES PORTRAIT PRIZE Exhibition @Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington
-1~29 Oct 2017 Allen & Peg Lowe Annual Award & Boully Emerging Artist Award Exhibition @ The Hut Gallery , Ferntree Gully
-25th-27th August 2017 - Box Hill Art Group 65th Art Exhibition @ Box Hill Town Hall
-5th-27th August 2017 - Animal Exhibition @ The Hut Gallery , Ferntree Gully
-2-30th July 2017 Open Award exhibition - Print and Drawing Exhibition @ The Hut Gallery , Ferntree Gully
-2-30th July 2017 Annual Members Award Exhibition @Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington
- 7 May - 2 June 2017 SMALLWORKS 2017 ART PRIZE Exhibition @ Brunswick Street Gallery,Fitzory
-April 2nd ~30th , 2017 - OIL ACRYLIC OPEN AWARD Exhibition @ The Hut Gallery , Ferntree Gully
-March 4th ~26th , 2017 - Faces & Figures Exhibition @ The Hut Gallery , Ferntree Gully
-March 11th-13th Yarra Glen Art show 2017 @Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, VIC
-March 2nd-12th -Traveling Home Art Exhibition by Artfix @Lulu Gallery, Melbourne
-FEBRUARY 4th ~26th , 2017 - Holidays Exhibition @ The Hut Gallery , Ferntree Gully
-February 27 January-9th 2017 Botany - Urban Forest art exhibition @ Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzory
-Dec 2016-20th Jan 2017 The Christmas Art show @ Ryazanoff Gallery, Albert Park
-Dec 1st - 22nd 2016 -The 9 by 5 exhibition @ Walker St Gallery, Dandenong
-DEC 4th - 29th 2016 Annual "Deck the Walls" Art Exhibition @Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington
-Oct 2- Oct 30 , 2016 - Annual Exhibition & Award Exhibition @ The Hut Gallery , Ferntree Gully
-Oct 2- Nov 23, 2016 - Annual Little Archies Portrait Prize Exhibition @Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington

Press

-Romance Awareness Month: Complicated Love in Art Bluethumb blog interview by Monika O'Hanlon,10 August 2017
- Featuring in Australia Artist's Palette and Creative Artist magazine No.154 - 2017 July by Woodlands Publishing.
- Ferntree Gully Arts Society Newsletter 2017 March
-TRUST ME ,Cadbury the cat was chosen by Avant Card Australia in Feb, 2017, and will be published to 10,000 postcards and be distributed nationally in Australia .
-- Ferntree Gully Arts Society Newsletter 2016 Sept

Influences

Nature, People.

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