Lin Zheng received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oil Painting from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. He spent six years as a professional artist working with Shantou Literature & Art Association, and teaching fine arts classes at Shantou University on a part-time basis.
Lin moved to the United States in 1987, continuing to produce a variety of fine art paintings including human figures, seascapes, landscapes, and still-life, which have been widely sold and collected by individuals, fine art galleries, universities, and museums around the world. In the Hollywood animation film industry and overseas studios, Lin has credits on more than twenty films and television shows, serving as Art Director and Visual Development Artist. Lin is an Emmy Award winner and has received Emmy nominations on two other occasions.
Yet, Lin’s true passion for oil paintings that he began to study since he was 12 has never been changed. For many years, he has been maintaining regular studies and paint on live models and keeps on producing quality oil paintings, which are influenced by his special zeal for color, light, and shadow. His loose and impressionistic brushstrokes stimulate the eye and pleasantly guide a viewer to the focal point of his paintings, often a dancer enjoying the steps at the dance arena or a ballerina preparing for the stage. The strong tones of light and dark also lead to the focus and add the sense of drama. Lin’s capable draftsmanship and keen eye for composition allow him to build a strong foundation for every painting. Lin Zheng currently lives with his wife in Southern California.