Paint­ing the Colours of Life

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"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"

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