"When you pick up a brush, don't even ask anyone for help because the most wonderful thing about painting is being left alone with your own imagination. I do not paint to get praise from others, but to play a game of endless joy," said Chinese artist Wang Yani.
Wang Shiqiang knew that his daughter would be an artist since she was a little girl and got into her father's oil paints and then painted over her father's own beautiful painting. When her father asked her why she had done this, she told him, "Papa, I was helping you paint. I want to paint and paint!"
Wang Yani was born in 1975 in Gongcheng, a small town in southern China. She always loved to paint and started at quite a young age. Having her father as an art teacher and a painter, she had everything she needed. At the age of three, she began painting monkeys. At thirteen, her art was being hung in galleries around the world.
Wang Yani is an artist hero because she has worked hard to learn traditional techniques in order to express what she sees in her heart.