"I want to create a feeling of peacefulness in the people that view my art. The world is full of commotion and I want my work to be a place where they can take a break and find themselves.” -Wenwen Liao
I grew up in a seaside city in the south of China where I started developing my artistic tastes. I was influenced by my father who specialized in Chinese painting. I followed my passion for art by going to the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing where I graduated in animation and film. I furthered my studies by moving to the United States and attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) where I got my Master of Fine Arts.
I want to capture the pure memories of childhood on paper. The world is full of commotion and I want to give people a sense of peace. I try to express the carefree innocence, happiness, funny moments, yearning for freedom and mutual love that is untarnished by age. My hope is for these feelings to resonate with the audience.
I modernize traditional ink and wash painting techniques. I love the imagery it produces but want to give a personal connection to the audience that is not present in traditional themes. My art uses colors to create tranquil moments of childhood innocence. The paintings create warm and loving scenes that are full of positive energy which enrich the viewer. My experience with animation allows me to give the characters a sense of movement that creates a story in the imagination.