Featured Artist Ying McLane

Artist Ying McLane presents a vibrantly colorful portfolio of contemporary paintings. See more of her work by visiting her website.


floral painting by Ying McLane

“Blue Serenade 1″ acrylics and resin on canvas, 18″ x 24”


Since my youth, I’ve cherished the beauty of a clear blue sky, the gentle touch of raindrops, and the warmth of the sun’s rays. This love for the world around me inspired me to dive into drawing and painting, expressing my deepest feelings on canvas.


contemporary figurative painting by Ying McLane

“Blue Bird” oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″


My artistic ability shone brightly during my childhood, with my Chinese watercolor paintings being showcased across Asia. However, a career in art was not deemed a lucrative choice in the culture I grew up with.


Painting of a flamingo and flowers by Ying McLane

“Whisper of the Wild” oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″


I had to set aside my artistic aspirations and embark on a career in journalism. It wasn’t until my arrival in the United States in my thirties that I seized the opportunity to attend various art schools in New York City. There, I honed my skills in classical oil painting, and I have never looked back since.


wave painting at sunset by Ying McLane

“Glory” oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″


My inspirations stem from my vivid imagination, transforming my canvas into a playground of bold colors and vibrant brushstrokes, where elements of realism seamlessly meld with abstract forms, weaving a distinctive narrative.


contemporary abstract floral painting

“Blue Serenade 2″ acrylic and resin on canvas, 24″ x 20”


As an immigrant, my art serves as a reflection of the diverse tapestry of experiences that have shaped my life, a testament to the beauty and diversity I have encountered along my journey.


wave painting by Ying McLane

“Mood of Blue” oil on canvas, 24″ x 20″


Balancing the demands of being an artist and a parent to three young children requires patience and skill. Fortunately, my family members have been unwaveringly supportive of my passion, often serving as my muse.


lion painting by artist Ying McLane

“Golden Guardian” oil and acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″


I strive to create beautiful, uplifting art that inspires and encourages others. For me, art is not just a pursuit; it is a way of life. I would rather toil away in my studio than indulge in a reality TV show during my leisure time. My visits to art stores often lead to more purchases than I planned.


contemporary figurative painting by Ying McLane

“Blue Symphony” oil and acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″


I firmly believe that when artists create something beautiful, it is more than just a painting, a sculpture, or a photograph. It is a manifestation of the artist’s soul essence. To artists, art transcends the mundane daily grind, serving as an elevated form of self-expression.


painting of a flamingo and flowers by Ying McLane

“Florida Serenade” oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″


It is our duty as creators to contribute to the enrichment of our world through art. I refer to my artwork as “high vibe art” because I am of the belief that art should bring light, beauty, and inspiration to the lives of others. Every day, I strive towards this goal, infusing my creations with positivity and vibrancy.


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  1. These are all so interesting. Blue Serenade is my favorite.

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