‘Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.’
Like the animals she paints, Luo Yi Lan strives to see the world as a great benevolent place. Her vivid colours are striking, yet at the same time convey a scene of composed tranquility. The scenes are lovingly created and very personal – you do not just see, but feel the contentment and serenity of the artist in the painting.
She has a talent and instinct for selecting which object to accentuate. A bookshelf and its contents for example, may appear two dimensional and an armchair on closer inspection lacks depth. Yet, the dog and the pink cushion resting on the armchair are richly textured and detailed with densely laden, visible brushstrokes. This balance of detail and simplicity creates an image that is refreshingly direct and natural.