Art Brokerage: Yongqun Guo Chinese Artist: Yongqun Guo was born in Sichuan, P. R. China. Her standing has been recognized by serious newspapers, including the Seattle Times. Southwest Florida PBS, public television filmed a documentary about her and her work in 2006. Yongqun's work is collected by discerning art lovers around the world, attracted by her fiery passion, originality and intense eye for detail. Her work has been showcased in a number of leading galleries in the USA. She uses long lasting ink colors extracted mostly from natural material. She paints on handmade paper and rice paper, which allows ink to soak through and become permanent. Once ink is dry the paintings is resistant to both moisture and sunlight. Yongqun always strives to leave open space for you to use your own imagination beyond the immediate impact of her brush strokes. Most of her paintings depict wind, rain, storm, and snow or the movement of animals driving, flying and running. She captures the essence of the objects, the momentary impression of it, but also strives to present its soul and feelings.She also uses oil on canvas. She often starts her paintings with no sketches or preconceived ideas. She allows the creative energy, colors and texture to naturally develop as she paints. As straight lines, curves and colorful blocks are added, she embraces the joy and excitement of the birth of each new painting.