PAINTINGS BY HSIN-LIN CHIAO Hsin-Lin Chiao’s paintings form an intimate expression of life, revealing its beauty, complexities, and contradictions. Her objective is to articulate the intricacies of everyday life, looking beneath the surface of norms and beliefs, while always remaining connected to nature. She works with a combination of acrylic, colored pencils, and molding paste on canvas to realize this objective. Hsin-Lin's approach to art is organic and intimate, as it arises out of her interactions with books, music, and people. But most titles such as "Faith," "Prayer," "Draw Me Closer to You," "Love That Lasts," and "Passion of the Christ" are inspired by God through events in her life, events that brought her closer to her Heavenly Father. God was faithful over the years, and Hsin-Lin's relationship with Him helped her to start a new life and to reap the very best of it. Her art has been the core of this new beginning, and all of her feelings and emotions of her past experiences are deeply exposed through her work. Hsin-Lin says, "I feel as if God sends designs right through my mind and into my fingertips." Besides painting, Hsin-Lin enjoys interior design, fashion, ballet, and playing the violin. She is a woman of great strength, integrity, courage, and talent. Her life and character expressed through her art is an enormous blessing to the world.