Hu Li is a Chinese artist now living and working in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating in Fine Art Painting from the Xi'an Fine Art University in 1989, he went on to specialize in traditional Chinese painting and is now the Director of the Traditional Chinese Culture & Art Research Institute of Xi'an Foreign Languages University. With a passionate love of life, Hu Li often hikes into forests and wilderness and travels along mountains and rivers, listening to silence and communicating with nature. With a yearning to return to simplicity and to embrace nature he makes a point of observing and experiencing life. Both his Gongbi and Freehand paintings have been recognized in the field and his works have been collected by many organizations, Universities and private collectors in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, America as well as many other European Countries.