Tinyan was born to a family of artists in China. He was encouraged and instructed by his brother, a well-known portrait painter in Hong Kong, and gained admission at 16 to the Mid-Southern China Academy of Fine Arts. At age 19, Tinyan entered the Canton Academy of Fine Arts to continue studying.
In the early 60's Tinyan moved to Hong Kong and exhibited with the famous Konn Gallery and established the Hong Kong Artist Club. Soon after he was appointed Chief Designer of the United Nigerian Textile Company, West Africa. Tinyan's life experience was laying the foundation for his ability to diversify and explore with subject matter, media and colour. The artist went on to hone his craft in Ecole National Superieure de Beaux-Art in Paris - study that Tinyan credits in being a primary factor in his success today.
Tinyan ended the 60's by immigrating to Canada where he continued his exciting and emotive work. The artist finds himself constantly inspired by both the roots of Canadian culture ... READ MORE