It's for You, Mom 30 in X 24 in Oil on Board
Born in Guangzhou, China. Zhong-Ru comes from an artistic family. Started to draw at age 5, his gift was recognized in his early school years. He won several prizes from Junior Art Exhibition/Competitions of the city. From 1975-1985, he kept showing his works at different art exhibitions in all levels - municipal, provincial and national in China, he won First Prize in 1980 and Excellence Award in 1983. In 1980 he became a member of the Chinese Artists Association, Guangdong Branch.
After an Intensive Studies in Drawing and Painting at the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute in 1983, he went on study at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, USA in 1986. From there he obtained his MFA in 1988. He then reunited with his family in Canada in 1989, and started his career as a professional artist. Since he moved to Canada, he embraced the spirit of the prairie immediately. The fresh air and sunshine, the open space and living sky, the landscape and wildlife, the people's past and present life, are revealing vividly in his paintings. His art exhibitions had been held in California, and in the prairie provinces of Canada.
Over decades, he completed numerous Portrait Commissions for clients in Canada, US and China.
He has been represented by Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan and Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 1990.