Artist Biography
Zhang Cheng (张成) AKA Raymond Zhang was born in Acheng, Heilongjiang Province, in 1963.  During his childhood he lived in the northern mountains of China.  As a young man, he loved singing and working in the mountains.  He was touched by the mysteries of nature and was moved by how the birch trees struggle in the wind, or the winter jasmine blooms in the snow but able to persevere in the severe weather and survive.  When a famous artist came to his hometown for a plein air painting, a window was opened to the world of art.
He graduated from the Central Art Academy of Beijing where he learned to combine Western and Eastern techniques of abstract expressionism. He creates his stylish, charming works of art by using materials of oil painting and combining that with the skills involved in the freehand brushwork of traditional Chinese painting.  He creates a theme according to his feelings about life and nature.  His subjects are the landscapes of China’s Northeast, and his paintings express the boundless spaciousness of nature. He now lives in Beijing, China, with his wife and daughter.  He makes trek to the land where he was born annually in order to replenish his spirit in the beautiful mountains, renew his closeness to nature and so better to incorporate his feeling into his paintings.

Winter Wilderness (Triptych)

18″x63″
Oil on Canvas
#8537
by Raymond Zhang

Winter Village

24″x36″
Oil on Canvas
#8562
by Raymond Zhang

Summer Landscape

24″x36″
Oil on Canvas
#8538
by Raymond Zhang

Spring Wilderness (Triptych)

18″x63″
Oil on Canvas
#8555
by Raymond Zhang

Snow Drift

21″x18″
Oil on Canvas
#8573
by Raymond Zhang

Old Beijing

21″x18″
Oil on Canvas
#8572
by Raymond Zhang

October Song

24″x29″
Oil on Canvas
#8544
by Raymond Zhang

Moments in Red

21″x18″
Oil on Canvas
#8584
by Raymond Zhang

Homeland

39×32
Oil on Canvas
#8511
by Raymond Zhang

Golden Leaves in Autumn

39″x32″
Oil on Canvas
#8519
by Raymond Zhang

Fall Serenade

31.5″x71″
Oil on Canvas
#8585
by Raymond Zhang

Dark Moon

71″x59″
Oil on Canvas
#8524
by Raymond Zhang

Blue Northern

21″x18″
Oil on Canvas
#8534
by Raymond Zhang

Autumn Light

24″x24″
Oil on Canvas
#8540
by Raymond Zhang