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VAS 2021 LOGO DESIGN 2

Hsin Lin

HSIN completed both a Bachelor degree in finance at NCHU and a diploma in fashion at RMIT.

Before taking up painting, she launched her fashion label as a chief designer and was active in numerous international exhibitions and TV shows in Taiwan.

She was determined to extend her expertise in visual art after her returning to the beloved city - Melbourne. Hsin Lin swapped the manipulation of fabric for the more enticing world of paint and canvas and has been creating art full-time ever since.

In both her ongoing abstract and realistic series, Hsin Lin has devoted herself to bringing the beauty and serenity that she feels when depicting floral subjects to those who view and collect her work.

Her artwork- Ready and Waiting - Dahlia - has been judged as the winner of the National Mental Health Month Art Competition and is used to produce the official posters for National Mental Health Month 2019. To Be with You - Yellow Gum Blossoms was chosen and printed on 50,000 Eco-friendly cups distributed nationally in Australia in 2018, and another Artwork - Trust Me - Cadbury the Cat - was chosen and published on 10,000 postcards distributed nationally in 2017. Her full collection -The Voice of Nature- was also featured on Australia Artist’s Palette magazine in 2017.

Her Artworks are held in numerous private collections across Australia and internationally. Recent exhibitions include various local art shows and group exhibitions in Victorian Artists Society and so on.


Education

[ARTIST STATEMENT]

I believe art is relatable, reachable, and enjoyable. Welcome to the colourful world of my floral series. I am HSIN LIN, an artist obsessed with the beauty and the form of flowers. Most of my inspiration comes from my observation of the natural world.

I am very lucky. A short walk from the studio takes me into a beautiful forest and it’s there that I can touch the texture of the tree bark, observe the colours of the current season and feel the sunlight reflecting on the trees and grasses. I often find myself collecting leaves, feathers, and other wonderful gifts from nature that have fallen to the ground. I love to observe these in great detail and reflect their beauty in my paintings.

I find acrylic is the perfect medium to interpret my intense passion for the subjects I depict, loving the vivid and opaque property of paint on canvas.

In my ongoing contemporary floral series, I use close observation to try to capture as much detail as possible. Through my paintings, I see flowers as representing life, when I am carefully building up the tiny flower petals and leaf vines, it feels like trying to figure out the uncertainty in life. It is also a reminder that as the flowers in full bloom, this is our time to be alive. As life presents its self you can fight with all your will or you may dance with the flow, either way, human life is unique, one of a kind, and this journey belongs to you only.

[Awards]

*Sept 2021 – 3rd Prize of National Mental Health Month Art Competition 2021. Award winning artwork- May Your Days Be Filled With Light - Flowering Gum.

*June 2021 - Winner of SINGULART studio competition. (Paris, France)

*Sept 2020 - 2nd Prize of National Mental Health Month Art Competition 2020.

*March 2020 - Highly Commended Award in The Victorian Artists Society George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition.

* September 2019 -Winner of National Mental Health Month Art Competition 2019.

* April 2019 - 2nd Prize - A LIFE TIME JOURNEY in The Hut Gallery Annual Exhibition.

*March 2019 - Runner Up in Hydrocryl #floralart competition.

*Jan 2019 - Finalists in 2019 Art Lovers Prize.

*Nov 2018 - 2nd prize in Mont Marte #icanmauveit challenge.

* Oct 2018 - Commended - FLAMBOYANCE in The Hut Gallery Allen & Peg Lowe Annual Award Exhibition.

* April 2018 - Highly Commended for the painting POISE AND PRIDE in The Hut Gallery Open Award Exhibition.

* Sept 2017 -Highly Commended for the painting Splendid-Tuberose Begonia in Box Hill Art Group Annual Exhibition.


Works by Hsin Lin

Feels Like Home—Silver Banksia
Hsin Lin
50cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 960.00
Spring Euphony—Freesia
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas, Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 500.00
Koi in the Lilypond 1
Hsin Lin
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Textured Acrylic on triple primed gesso canvas, painted with palette knife and brushes. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 370.00
Koi in the Lilypond 2
Hsin Lin
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Textured Acrylic on triple primed gesso canvas, painted with palette knife and brushes. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 380.00
Swoon and Bloom—Passion Flower
Hsin Lin
51cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas
$ 4,580.00
Catch the Dream
Hsin Lin
30cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 1cm (D)
Watercolour on canvas. Ready to hang. D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 350.00
Climb To The Top—Dawn
Hsin Lin
20cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic on Acid free canvas. Sealed with varnish. Signed at front, sides painted and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Painted with palette knifes.
$ 300.00
Find Your Flow—Fuchsia
Hsin Lin
27cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Acrylic painting on paper, Framed . Original artwork. Ready to hang with wire and D-rings attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity
$ 300.00
Fly On
Hsin Lin
27cm (W) x 35cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Acrylic & Watercolour on paper, Original painting. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 300.00
A Quiet Dream
Hsin Lin
34cm (W) x 23cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Acrylic on 280 g/m2 Acid free canvas pad. Original, framed ready to hang, sealed with clear varnish spray. Comes with a certificate of authenticity
$ 300.00
Time Is Right Don't Wait
Hsin Lin
76.2cm (W) x 91.4cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Artist quality triple primed gesso Acid free canvas, Sealed with clear spray varnish. Signed at front and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 2,000.00
Thicker Than Blood, Stronger Than Love⁠—Carnation
Hsin Lin
45cm (W) x 62cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on 290 gsm Premium Canson Canvas-textured Paper, sealed with clear varnish spray. Framed ready to hang, Framed size 62 x 45 X 3.5 cm . Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 600.00
Presence of Mind—Now⁠—Eucalyptus Tree Bark
Hsin Lin
45cm (W) x 62cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on 290 gsm Premium Canson Canvas-textured Paper, Framed ready to hang, Framed size 62 x 45 X 3.5 cm . Comes with a certificate of authenticity
$ 600.00
Blowing Bubbles—Dandelion field
Hsin Lin
42cm (W) x 30cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on 300 gsm Premium Paper, original painting, Framed ready to hang, D-rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 370.00
Sunset 5pm—White Clover Field
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas, Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 450.00
Wrap Up Love—Eucalyptus Macrocarpa
Hsin Lin
76.2cm (W) x 76.2cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on triple primed gesso acid free stretched gallery wrapped canvas. Sealed with varnish. Signed at front and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Artwork painted extend to all Sides.
Poise and Pride
Hsin Lin
76cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic painting on 410 g/m2 Acid free canvas, this painting is an award winning painting. Original and Ready to hang. Sides painted black . Sealed with gloss varnish.
$ 5,000.00
Be A Rainbow In Your Clouds—Eastern Rosella
Hsin Lin
31cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic painting on 410 g/m2 Acid free canvas, sealed with spray varnish.Signed at front. Ready to hang. Side panel painted: Black Painted with palette knife, pine tree leaves and brushes. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 790.00
Love is a flower we got to let it grow—Gerbera, Carnation, Pink Lily and Button Pom Green chrysanthemum
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Sides painted Black.
$ 540.00
A Wonderful Life—White Camellia
Hsin Lin
91.4cm (W) x 60.9cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Artist quality triple primed gesso Acid free canvas. Sealed with clear spray varnish. Signed at front, sides painted and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 1,500.00
Sunny Days Ahead—Yuletide Camellia
Hsin Lin
61cm (W) x 91.5cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Artist quality triple primed gesso Acid free canvas. Painted with palette knife and brushes. Sealed with clear spray varnish. Artwork painted extend to side panels . Ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity
$ 1,500.00
No One Loves You like the Way I do—White Orchids
Hsin Lin
30cm (W) x 42cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Acrylic on 300 gsm Premium Paper, original painting, Framed ready to hang, D-rings and wire attached.Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 400.00
Sun Shines Brighter When I Am with You–Gerbera, Chrysanthemum, Alstroemeria and Yellow Rose
Hsin Lin
61cm (W) x 91.5cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Artist quality triple primed gesso Acid free canvas.
$ 1,650.00
Like Our Summers—Marigol
Hsin Lin
23cm (W) x 32cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Acrylic on 280 g/m2 Acid free canvas pad . Original ,framed ready to hang, sealed with clear varnish spray. Comes with a certificate of authenticity
$ 300.00
Love Me Tender—Peony Roses
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas, Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Sun Kissed Dream—Callistemon, Kangaroo paw, Grevillea and Billy Button
Hsin Lin
45cm (W) x 62cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on 290 gsm Premium Canson Canvas-textured Paper, sealed with clear varnish spray. Framed ready to hang, Framed size 62 x 45 X 3.5 cm . Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 600.00
Our Adventure Begins—Bottle Brush Flowers
Hsin Lin
76.2cm (W) x 76.2cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on triple primed gesso acid free stretched gallery wrapped canvas. Sealed with clear spray varnish. Signed at front, sides painted and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Painted with palette knife and brushes.
$ 1,850.00
May Your Days Be Filled With Light—Flowering Gum
Hsin Lin
40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist acrylic on canvas. Ready to hang. D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The Sunny Side Of Everything—Sunflowers
Hsin Lin
61cm (W) x 91cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on triple primed gesso acid free stretched gallery wrapped canvas, painted with palette knife and brushes. Artwork painted extend to side panels. Sealed with varnish. Signed at front and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 1,650.00
Our Safe Place—Pine Tree and Foxglove
Hsin Lin
76.2cm (W) x 76.2cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on triple primed gesso acid free stretched gallery wrapped canvas. Sealed with varnish. Side panels painted. D-rings and wire attached at the back.Signed at front and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 1,780.00
Love Me True—Peony Roses
Hsin Lin
40.6cm (W) x 50.8cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas, Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Courageous Love—Grevillea Peaches and Cream
Hsin Lin
61cm (W) x 91.5cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Family by Choice—Kingfisher
Hsin Lin
20cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 400.00
All My Sunrises With You—Daffodils
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Let’s Make A Wish—Banksia Menziesii (Menzies Banksia)
Hsin Lin
61cm (W) x 91cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Artist quality triple primed gesso Acid free canvas. Sealed with clear varnish. Sides painted. Ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity
$ 1,690.00
We Are One—Kangaroo Paw, Grevillea and Clivia
Hsin Lin
61cm (W) x 102cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Artist acrylic on premium quality triple coated acid free 410 g/m2 canvas. Sealed with clear spray varnish. Sides painted blue and brown as undertone. Ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity
$ 1,580.00
See Through the Light—Banksia Spinulosa (Hairpin Banksia)
Hsin Lin
40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist acrylic on canvas. Metallic Gold paint are used. It shines beautifully when you look at the physical painting. Ready to hang. D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Hey It's Gonna Be Alright - Little Goat
Hsin Lin
20cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Acid free canvas, Sealed with clear varnish. Signed and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 400.00
Inside of the Gift Box
Hsin Lin
30cm (W) x 42cm (H) x 0.1cm (D)
Acrylic on Premium Paper, Framed and ready to hang. Comes with a certificate of authenticity
$ 400.00
Daydreamer—Cadbury The Cat
Hsin Lin
20cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Acid free canvas, Sealed with clear varnish. Signed and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 400.00
Peony in Mauve
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Premium Watercolour on canvas. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Sealed with clear varnish spray, can be hang unframed.
$ 1,280.00
May Faith Be By Your Side–Pink Camellia
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Gesso primed canvas, Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Beach Patrol—Seagull
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic & Fabric (Mix Media) on Gesso primed canvas. Ready to hang, D rings and wire attached at the back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 1,000.00
A Life Time Blessing—Orange And Chrysanthemum
Hsin Lin
76cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Premium quality triple coated 410 g/m2 Acid free canvas, Sealed with clear spray varnish. Signed at front, sides painted black and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
White Has All the Possibilities—Frutteto Roses
HSIN LIN
51cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on triple primed gesso acid free stretched gallery wrapped canvas. Sealed with varnish. Signed at front and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 4,250.00
Ready And Waiting—Bella and Dahlia
HSIN LIN
50.8cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic painting on 410 g/m2 Acid free canvas , ready to hang. Sealed with varnish. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
$ 2,280.00
Splendid—Tuberose Begonia
HSIN LIN
60cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on canvas. Sealed with clear varnish. Signed at front, ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 3,350.00
A Life Time Love—Chrysanthemums, Roses and Green Ball Dianthus
HSIN LIN
61cm (W) x 91cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Artist quality triple primed gesso acid free canvas. Sealed with clear varnish. Signed at front. Artwork painted extend to all Side panels as photo shown, ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
$ 8,900.00
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Family by Choice: Pink Galah
Hsin Lin
20cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic on canvas
$ 250.00
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Family by Choice: Black Cockatoo
Hsin Lin
20cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic on canvas
$ 250.00
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Forever Together—Cymbidium Orchids
Hsin Lin
41cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2,200.00
Sail Away with Me
Hsin Lin
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic on Canvas, Ready to hang
$ 600.00
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Take Me to Anywhere You Want to Go
Hsin Lin
91.4cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic on Canvas, Ready to hang
$ 1,500.00
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By the Window: Cadbury the Cat
Hsin Lin
Acrylic on canvas
$ 800.00
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​Have Faith in A Sunny Place—Premium Hydrangea​​
Hsin Lin
76cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Artist Acrylic on Premium quality triple primed gesso canvas
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A life time commitment—Pink Roses And Anthuriums
Hsin Lin
76cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Acrylic
Riverview in wonderland—Yarra River​
Hsin Lin
91.4cm (W) x 60.9cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Acrylic on pine frame Canvas
$ 6,000.00
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