Painting the Colours of Life
"We all live our daily routine," explains Shinah Lee, speaking of the inspiration behind, or perhaps the reason for, the art she creates. "And that daily life is full of different emotions, each and every moment. Some days we are happy, while some are mostly gloomy. When someone looks at my painting, I want them to be transported by the colour and movement to a specific moment in their day. If you feel a sunlight from my painting, I want it to remind you of the best day of sun bathing you ever had. Then your memory becomes more touchable because you have witnessed your emotion – you are matching your memory and my painting. My artwork is a diary of my 365 days of the year, and in that, hopefully, you can find your own emotional response as well." Everyone has a unique history and background. It is the beauty from Shinah’s own unique life and imagination that blossoms forth in her paintings. "I grew up in a small river village surrounded by wild flowers, beautiful sunsets and caring neighbours and families, which, I believe, enriched my sense of sympathy. Then there was
previous spread, Dancing Flowers, oil on canvas, 24" x 48"