Mr. Chien covers a broad spectrum of subject matter ranging from local scenery, people, flowers and birds. His paintings characteristically exudes a sense of rural charm. As Mr. Chien has once noted, "I often draw inspiration from natural themes. What I try to do is to make a connection with nature through art, to express an idea that all God's creatures should coexist peacefully and be treated with equal respect, and that one's memory should be closely connected with our living environment." Mr. Chien's works show great emphasis on the harmonious unity between the human and nature, and demonstrate his contemplative concern for the land.The 80 pieces of artwork featured in this exhibition - painting scenery or people, realist or abstract - all display the artist's vast knowledge and expertise in gauche training as well as his acute observation of everyday world. We hope that these paintings will invite the viewers to experience the exceptional beauty of Eastern gouache painting.