was born in 1962 in Beijing China and from an early age she demonstrated
an exceptional ability to draw and paint. She was trained in her
early teens by various Chinese masters including Zhang Wen-Xin.
eventually led her to a degree at the Central Academy of Art and
Design in 1986, and finally a position as an associate professor
at the Fine Art Department of Central University of Nationalities.
While in her teaching years, she produced surrealistic and naturalistic
ceramic figurines of unique qualities just as the earth that shaped
to New Mexico in 1992, the southwest art and Georgia O'Keefe's work
had a profound impact on HeSi's desire to express herself and her
insight into the mystery and beauty of Mother Nature.
moved again to California in 1995 and devoted her energy towards
painting images of flower blossoms, focusing in particular on irises.
Her attention to detail in these super-realistic paintings is uncompromising,
and the results are stunning. Her irises not only lead one to appreciate
the wonder of nature, but they also prompt us to contemplate the
ever-changing characteristics of nature are translated in a direct
message in her irises. Though presented with different colors and
forms, her irises speak a common language of feminine strength and
dedication. HeSi says, “Irises show more facial expressions
and emotions than any other flower.”
captures the energetic forces within each iris through the veins
and skin of the petals in a way that coveys to all of us the desire
to live life to the fullest, with love, beauty and passion. Her
works are exhibited in collections in China, Japan, United States,
France, Singapore and Hong Kong.