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Michelle chen

Michelle Chen is a member of the Oil Painters of America and Figurative Expressions. I was learning painting at thirteen years old, in my teenage years, I was always drawing, painting had been part of my life. After graduating from Nanjing Art University, I devoted myself to the applied arts as a professional graphic designer for more than ten years. 

In recent years, I am working as a full-time fine artist and art instructor. My passion for painting touches a broad range of subject matter which include the figure, portraits, still life, and landscapes. My optimistic attitude means that bright and bold colors play a dominant role in my work.


  • Oil Painter of America
  • Figurative Expressions

Awards, Honors, and Juried:

  • The cover artist of Visual Art Mississauga Spring/Summer brochure, 2018.
  • The juror of Mississauga Arts Council, 2018.
  • 3rd prize at OPAS Plein Air Challenge Acton 2018
  • 2020 Virtual Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA.
  • The judge of Daily paintwork, September 2020.
  • FAV15% in the March, June, August, September, October, November, and December 2020 BoldBrush Painting Competition!‏
  • 3rd place winner of DPW Monthly Contest at Daily Paintworks, November 2020.
  • Second Place winner of the September 2021 DPW Monthly Contest.
  • FAV15% in the April 2022 BoldBrush Painting Competition!‏
  • Awarded the honor Finalist in the April 2022 BoldBrush Painting competition.