Professional painter and wildlife photographer, Mr. Li Li, was born in Beijing, China, 1982. He graduated with a major in Traditional Chinese Painting from Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts. Currently he holds positions as, Member of China Society for Study of Folk Literature and Art, and Founder and Supervisor of Panther Wildlife Conservation Station. At six-years-old, he began learning traditional Chinese painting under an apprenticeship with famous artist Mr. Huaimin Zhou. He grew to understand the essence of ancient art and nature. Through pen and ink, he fully expressed his love of life, nature, plants and animals. Elegant and beautiful birds and meaningful landscapes mark his own unique artistic style.
At age 10, he began publishing artworks domestically and overseas. He was reported in the Beijing Evening News, Beijing Daily News, Beijing Youth Daily, Beijing Morning Post, Beijing Times, Global Times, The First Beijing News, China Green Times, China Daily, Legal Evening News, CCTV, BTV, PhoenixTV, HNTV, Beijing Broadcast, BBC, AFP, and other relevant magazine or periodicals.
Mr. Li Li understood and described the essence of ancient art and nature.
In 2009, he joined the Wildlife Conservation Society(WCS) and initiated the world-wide show tour of “The Story of Wildlife Conservation”. In 2016, he accompanied the China National Forestry Administration to South Africa for the “Young Volunteers Wildlife Protection forum”. At this forum, he made a speech on his concept of using Chinese paintings to protect nature.
Later, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature(WWF)invited him to participate in their tiger and panther protection in Northeast China, by creating traditional Chinese paintings for the winners of the “International Excellent Patrol Award” during both Global Tigers day, and International Patrol’s Day. Also, he attended and showcased his wonderful ink painting at the WWF China 35th anniversary celebration.