Mei-Hui Chen

Foot Artist

China

ABOUT ME

Mei Hui Chen was born on 20 August 1956 in Taiwan. When Mei Hui Chen was three years old she was given a blood transfusion due to a high fever and after a short while her hands were totally paralyzed. She began to do things with her feet, learned how to write and paint, which was very painful at first. Nevertheless, she made considerable progress and in 1988 she was granted a scholarship by the Association. In 1994, she became associate member and in the year 2000 she was granted full membership of the VDMFK.

Mei Hui Chen paints in the old Eastern tradition with impressive fantasy and fine painterly expression. Every now and then the artist also paints in the “Western” manner. Mei-Hui Chen shows her ability when she paints traditional motifs like a pair of birds or something on a bare branch of a blossoming tree. Her blossoming branches with symbolic lines of calligraphy emanate life and so remain above and beyond any type of colour photograph. Her animal and landscape paintings are characterized by remarkable quality too.

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Mei-Hui Chen