backgrounds are varied and generally colorful, but dominating in the great majority of my paintings are the people who inhabit
those backgrounds and bring them to life."
My beautiful wife
This is Esther, relaxing
near the pool of my folks' place one summer in Virginia Beach.
Portrait of young Chinese
couple on their wedding day.
Hannah visiting my Mom
Granddaughter looks out from the hospital room of her great-grandmother.
Linda Nicole through fence
Granddaughter as seen peering through chain-link fence on a sunny afternoon.
This is niece, Carmencita, as seen looking out
through an imagined, half-open window. The blowing ribbon, hanging key and piece or red string were just for fun.
Yanxi Li and her husband Heming own and operate Three Swallows Imports, a store
in Norfolk, Virginia, which features a wide variety of Asian antiques, principally from China and Tibet. They have
everything from furniture to singing bowls to carved bone figurines. Photos of a sampling of their beautiful wares can
be seen at www.threeswallows.net.