a 24" X 20" acrylic on canvas. The Gate, symbolizes the door
to opportunity, equality, and freedom available to all, by Patricia
Lian Yu-Vanasse, an Asian American artist whose vision has been profoundly
influenced by a blending of Eastern and Western cultures. Currently
residing in San Francisco, Yu-Vanasse's artwork celebrates life in many
forms and interpretations. Ms. Yu-Vanasse says, "Art touches the
heart and soul.
I paint, and the color I choose ease the mind from pain and confusion
in this sometimes crazy world. It captures the eyes of people, pulling
them closer to a world of movement that makes the heart beat a little
faster and feeds the soul with pure contentment."
of artists, she was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Her work
reflects a diversity of cultures-her Chinese heritage, the Filipino
culture, and the western influences. Ms. Yu-Vanasse studied fine art
at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila and at the Academy of Arts
College in San Francisco. One of her paintings showing the Chinese Koi
under the Golden Gate Bridge represents her interpretation of East meets
West. This painting has been made into a neighborhood street banner
hung on over fifty lamp post in her San Francisco Richmond neighborhood.
information about the artist and her art medium, please visit her web
site at www.plydoodles.com.