I am most honored to have my painting "Serenade" selected for the cover of Natural Awakens magazine 2016 September issue. Also, a big thank you for the wonderful artist bio by freelance writer April Thompson----
''Art is healing and nourishment.'' Says cover artist Shijun Munns. "A world without art separates us from living our full potential. The creation of art is an expression of love, acceptance and gratitude.'
Munns' art draws in viewers with ethereal images of gardens, animals, mermaids, women and other evocative subjects painted in lush, warm colors. Munns is inspired by the beauty of nature, humanity and the fantasy world of fairy tales. Her cover work, Serenade, evokes the importance of friendship and the joy of music, as well as the peace and good fortune symbolized by the dove.
Munns was born and raised in Foshan and is a graduate of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. She has received numerous awards for her artistic achievements in both painting and art instruction.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and art shows across the US, China and Hong Kong, while her paintings can be found in private collections throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Munns now lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and pets, where she teaches art classes.
Natural Awakenings cover artist bio page for Shijun Munns
"Serenade" 2006 oil on canvas 36"x36" by Shijun Munns. This painting is in a collection of a Japanese art collector
for more info:Natural Awakenings Magazine