yi lin pei



Yi Lin’s art is whimsical, authentic and filled with energy. Working primarily in watercolor, she combines traditional watercolor techniques with experimentation which challenges the status quo of the medium to redefine it in the eyes of the millennial generation.

She is drawn to portraiture and strives to capture the essence and soul of every subject she portrays. In addition, her works on animals and nature exhibit a rare combination of realism, whimsy and enchantment that reflects her personality and experiences. She is passionate about the environment and social equality and has been invited to participate in several climate-themed and socially-focused shows.


Yi Lin grew up in China and Zambia and have lived on both coasts of the U.S. Having enjoyed successful careers as an engineer and marketer, she rediscovered her childhood love of painting on a trip to Greece and has not stopped painting since. She currently resides in San Francisco and enjoys traveling around the world, singing and challenging herself in all areas of life.