International award-winning Canadian painter, Chin Yuen, was born in Malaysia. She studied in Singapore and England before moving to Canada for farther education. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a Master of Arts from the University of Victoria, Canada. After graduation, she moved to Japan and Italy, where she taught English and Fine Arts for several years before returning home to Canada. Yuen continues to travel extensively for work and pleasure. She sees her diverse cultural exposures as an artistic asset and finds inspiration everywhere, from pop-culture to decaying wood. For over 20 years, she has exhibited internationally. Her dynamic abstract paintings are on the covers of international textbooks and the walls of residential homes, hotels, health care centres, and corporate buildings.
Yuen describes her creative process as a luxurious meditative act that combines the physical joy of painting with the analytical skills of problem solving. Her goal is to explore different ways of expressing beauty and innovation. When viewing her dynamic abstract paintings, you will not see the mirror image of the world you witness, but one with a reflective and colourful twist.
Yuen offers workshops from her studio and teaches different special art programs throughout British Columbia. She enjoys a life of creativity and the ability to share it with others.