Thoughts from the Artist:

Go Outside and Play!

My core belief that guides my parenting is that that children are happier when they're outside, in the sunshine, playing, enjoying the natural world, exploring and learning about the wonderful world they live in.

My 8-year-old daughter is my inspiration to paint, to create and introduce her to our marvelous world we share.

I'm experiencing the same struggle as most parents do of how to balance life and work in the modern technologically obsessed environment around us.

For many working parents, it is very difficult to consistently make children the priority. In my personal life and in my day-to-day life, I am always trying to make my children happier and connected to the real world.

My efforts, artistically is to depict children in the settings that enrich their lives.

We are part of the nature.

— Yong Chen

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