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Lin Chen

Lin Chen - International Editorial, Fashion, Lifestyle Illustrator. China

Although Lin Chen is fast, efficient and reliable, what her clients love most is the unique visual style she brings to their projects. Based in Shanghai, Lin combines a dexterous skill using geometric vector forms with a sublime appreciation of abstract art. She’s like a modern-day Picasso, creating lively and expressive images for world-leading clients in fashion and beauty, publishing and more.
A New Talent winner at the 2019 World Illustration Awards, Lin is bringing a fresh visual language to contemporary illustration that began forming back when she was a child paging through her mother’s art books, which were filled with abstract and expressionist art. She honed her skills by studying Chinese painting as a teen, and then animation at the Communication University of Zhejiang in Hangzhou. Later she took an MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and launched her career as a professional illustrator. A constant sketcher, Lin is inspired by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Approach

Lin works in Photoshop, building her compositions based on sketches and refining the look and feel – from heavily graphic to a more painterly finish.

Style

Graphic and stylised, Lin’s artworks offer a bold and unexpected dose of Abstract Expressionism, perfectly balanced to catch the eye and impress the viewer.

Awards

2019 – World Illustration Awards – New Talent Editorial Winner

Client list

Lin’s clients include Elle, Vogue Me, Yoho Girl, YOHO! and Lacoste.
The House on West Street
The House on West Street
Liam O'Farrell paints a beautiful Victorian house in Harrow on the Hill
The House on West Street
A Piece in The Times
A Piece in The Times
Liam O'Farrell speaks to The Times about his love of painting much loved homes.
A Piece in The Times
The Highest High Street
The Highest High Street
Liam O'Farrell captures the spirit of a Wiltshire high street for a private client.
The Highest High Street
The Countryside Captured
The Countryside Captured
Liam O'Farrell's reportage skills are put to excellent use for a painting of Chipping Campden in The Cotswolds.
The Countryside Captured
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
Liam O'Farrell paints an impressive view of Worcester Cathedral for a private client.
Worcester Cathedral
Sip on-the-go with Sipsmith
Sip on-the-go with Sipsmith
A Summer campaign for Sipsmith's 'gin in a can' is illustrated by watercolour artist Liam O'Farrell.
Sip on-the-go with Sipsmith
The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn
Liam O'Farrell paints The Ship Inn, Lymington for a private client.
The Ship Inn
Mapping Augusta Golf Course
Mapping Augusta Golf Course
Golf Monthly commission Liam O'Farrell for an illustration of the Augusta National Golf Club & Course.
Mapping Augusta Golf Course
A rebrand for KW Wealth
A rebrand for KW Wealth
Liam O'Farrell was recently commissioned by KW Wealth, an independent wealth management firm, to help illustrate their rebrand.
A rebrand for KW Wealth
Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence Painting Series
Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence Painting Series
A trip with friends to Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence in France inspired a new series of paintings by Liam O'Farrell
Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence Painting Series
Postcard from Portland
Postcard from Portland
Liam O'Farrell paints The Voodoo Doughnut bar in Portland, Oregon for the FT Weekend Magazine.
Postcard from Portland
The William Green Field
The William Green Field
Liam O'Farrell helps a client to preserve a permanent memory of the The William Green Field at the Glastonbury Festival.
The William Green Field
Two Views
Two Views
Liam O'Farrell completes a two view commission of the Norfolk coast for a private client.
Two Views
Both Ends of Maunsel Street
Both Ends of Maunsel Street
Liam O'Farrell completes a two-painting commission of a London Westminster street.
Both Ends of Maunsel Street
London Mural
London Mural
Liam O'Farrell was recently commissioned to paint a mural of London's architecture on an apartment wall.
London Mural
A Force of Nature
A Force of Nature
Liam O'Farrell illustrates for BBC Countryfile magazine
A Force of Nature
The Londonist
The Londonist
Liam O'Farrell's work was recently made into a video by The Londonist about his paintings of London Markets
The Londonist
How to Make a Kite
How to Make a Kite
BBC Countryfile Magazine commission Liam O'Farrell for a landscape kite-flying illustration.
How to Make a Kite
Shoreditch
Shoreditch
This captivating and narrative painting is by the hands of Liam O'Farrell.
Shoreditch
Catteshall Road
Catteshall Road
Liam O'Farrell works with Woodside Park Commercial Centre to create an architectural illustration for a residential park and dwellings.
Catteshall Road
The White Cross
The White Cross
Liam O'Farrell is commissioned to paint The White Cross Pub in Richmond upon Thames.
The White Cross
A Modern Laboratory
A Modern Laboratory
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the USA commission Liam O'Farrell to illustrate a laboratory for their annual newsletter.
A Modern Laboratory
Ready Meals
Ready Meals
Liam O'Farrell brings his organic brushwork to Pure Kitchen's packaging.
Ready Meals
Island Life
Island Life
Liam O'Farrell shares his Sicilian adventure.
Island Life
London Bridges
London Bridges
Liam O'Farrell pulls together his paintings of railway bridges giving a distinct London flavour.
London Bridges
St. Mary's Works
St. Mary's Works
Liam O'Farrell illustrates Architekton's ideas in the development of St Mary’s Works in Norwich.
St. Mary's Works
A Tour of Malta
A Tour of Malta
Liam O'Farrell discovers the wonders of Malta on a recent painting trip.
A Tour of Malta
Before the Renovation
Before the Renovation
Liam O'Farrell re-visits Battersea Power Station to paint the iconic building before it's awaited renovation.
Before the Renovation
The Real Food Market
The Real Food Market
Liam O'Farrell paints a marvellous representation of The Real Food Market on the Southbank.
The Real Food Market
Pets at Home
Pets at Home
Pets at Home
Rowing up the Cam
Rowing up the Cam
Liam O'Farrell paints a section of the River Cam in the University City of Cambridge.
Rowing up the Cam
O'Farrell's Northumberland
O'Farrell's Northumberland
O'Farrell's Northumberland
Battersea's Affordable Art Fair
Battersea's Affordable Art Fair
Battersea's Affordable Art Fair
Scottish Independence
Scottish Independence
Liam O'Farrell paints a political cartoon illustrating the upcoming Scottish Independence vote.
Scottish Independence
Bacon Street Market
Bacon Street Market
Bacon Street Market
A Taste of Glastonbury
A Taste of Glastonbury
A Taste of Glastonbury
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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