August 16th, 2017
Part of a series where I seek to capture the essence of the dragons from the Chinese myths and folktales I grew up with that have always been an inspiration to me. They were lords of the sea, kind and wise but also proud and strong.
April 27th, 2017
I drew this some time ago as a gift to my cousin when her daughter turned one. Children are the suns in their parents hearts towards which they turn, hence the sunflowers. ^_^
April 10th, 2017
I really love butterflies as a symbol. With the way they go from something plain to something beautiful (that can fly!), they really are the perfect symbol of positive change. ^_^
A slice of this image was used as a banner in the story The Line Between:
March 30th, 2017
The peonies are in bloom again and beautiful as ever.
March 24th, 2017
There are myths that say that, if you can catch the white hart, you can make a wish.
FAA Link: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/bearer-of-wishes-alice-chen.html
A part of this image is being used as a banner for this story: https://www.wattpad.com/387671482-the-line-between-7-crests-of-snow
March 17th, 2017
A meeting of eyes and the beginning of something beautiful.
March 9th, 2017
A play off the myths where the rooster’s cry is what calls the sun out. ^_^
FAA link: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/harbinger-of-light-alice-chen.html
A slice of this image was used as a banner for this story: https://www.wattpad.com/381858202-the-line-between-the-gold-of-hearts
March 1st, 2017
This was inspired by a photograph my dad took on a family trip to the Rockies. He’s always been very proud of that photo, and I find it wonderful how delighted he is whenever he talks about it. That really was a wonderful family trip.
February 23rd, 2017
Another brief venture into abstract art. :)
I was thinking about a quote from A Wizard of Earthsea that I've liked since I first read it years ago.
"Only in silence, the word. Only in dark, the light. Only in dying, life."
Forgive me if I got the punctuation wrong.
See up close at: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/pale-darkness-abstract-alice-chen.html
A slice of this image was used as a banner for this story chapter: https://www.wattpad.com/375069145-the-line-between-5-pale-darkness
February 9th, 2017
I fell in love with peonies after I drew some for my grandmother (they’re her favorite flowers). Looking at them, I can totally understand why they came to be thought of as flowers of fortune.
This image was used as a banner for Ch. 4 of this Wattpad novel: https://www.wattpad.com/story/94280500-the-line-between