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In China today, it's rare to find someone who excels at Chinese painting, calligraphy, and seal engraving. Lin Tieyang is one of these few versatile artists. He works in his shop on the second floor of Dong Fang Gu Yuan Art Market, called Yan Lin Ge.
Mr. Lin was very talkative about himself. He told me that he has been a professional artist for 27 years, and started his own gallery in 1994. His paintings combine free-hand brushwork with detailed brushwork to depict a wide range of sceneries. This includes plants, birds, and landscape.
Mr. Lin learned calligraphy from his father, who specialized in writing official scripts. His father¡¯s teachings remained with him. Even now, he writes carefully, and in detail, at least 200 small characters on one piece of paper every day. And he has found happiness in his heart exploring the art of calligraphy.
Mr. Lin works with his wife, who frames all his paintings. Prices are very reasonable, generally from RMB 100 to RMB 2000. It is one of the reasons why he has been so successful.
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