Yongqun Guo（ 郭永群 ） was born in Sichuan, P. R. China. She got her BA in English from Chongqing University in 1983. In 1992 she moved to the United State where she was awarded her MS degree in Computer Science, and worked for five years in Seattle, Washington as a software Engineer.
Yongqun（ 永群 ）is a self-taught artist. She developed a strong passion for art since her earliest yars. She learned from numerous masters. While she worked in other fields, she always maintained her passion and creative zeal for painting. A challenging and varied life had made Yongqun the artist she is today. Her standing has been recongnized by serious newspapers, including the Seattle Times. Southwest Florida PBS, public television filmed a documentary about her and her work in 2006. Yongqun's work is collected by discerning art lovers around the world, attracted by her fiery passion, originality and intense eye for detail. Her work has been showcased in a number of leading galleries in the USA including:
Artist Gallery, Seattle, WA
Bocca Lupo Art Gallery , Montauk, NY
Devin's Gallery, Coeur D'Alene, ID
Gallery Marijuli, Ocean Shores, WA
Water Edge Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA
Wyland Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Wyland Gallery, Key West, FL
Wyland Gallery, Sarasota, FL
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She uses long lasting ink colors extracted mostly from natural material. She paints on handmade paper and rice paper, which allows ink to soak through and become permenent. Once ink is dry the paintings is resistant to both moisture and sunlight.
Yongqun （ 永群 ） always strives to leave open space for you to use your own imagination beyong te immediate impact of her brush strokes. Most of her paintings depict wind, rain, storm, and snow or the movement of animals driving, flying and running. She captures the essense of the objects, the mementary impression of it, but also strives to present its soul and feelings.
She also uses oil on canvas. She often starts her paintings with no sketches or preconceived ideas. She allows the creative energy, colors and texture to natually develop as she paints. As straight lines, curves and colorful blocks are added, she embraces the joy and excitemet of the birth of each new painting.