Chen Yan Ning is now an American citizen, but visits Britain regularly to prepare for portraits commissioned through Syllavethy Gallery. These have included three Royal Millennium portraits. The Duke of Edinburgh for Trinity House, The Princess Royal for London University, and Her Majesty the Queen for the Honourable Artillery Company. The HAC has also commissioned him to paint a Millennium portrait of the Lord Mayor of London.
Other commissions include Anita & Gordon Roddick and family (The Body Shop), Sir Richard Branson, Jane Asher, The Hon. Simon Howard of Castle Howard, Viscount and Viscountess Cowdray, Aung San Su Kyi of Burma among many others.
In 1997 a large, luxury book of 135 colour plates was printed of Chen Yan Ning's paintings and drawings by the top art book publisher in Hong Kong. Of the 34 commissioned portraits illustrated, 23 originated through Syllavethy Gallery. (Specially imported copies of this and a smaller book are available through our gallery.) The Chinese government has recently commissioned a book of the works of Chen Yan Ning which was published in 2002.
The artist now divides his time between painting portrait commissions and painting a variety of works which are auctioned regularly in China. Auction prices for his oils have achieved over £55,000 in the Far East. At their request, the National Portrait Gallery in London retains a regularly updated file of his work and a copy of his latest large book of paintings.
Syllavethy Gallery also promotes other first class painters and sculptors. We are located 30 minutes from Aberdeen airport, which is an hour and a half flight from London, Amsterdam and Ireland.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.