Da (Paris) Li has enjoyed painting since she was a kid. Several members of her family are good at drawing. She grew up watching her grandmother sketch vivid butterflies and her mom draw beautiful morning glories. Da has benefited from the family’s painting talents. When she was in elementary school, her paintings won the first to third prizes in her city each year. Often times, where there were art exhibitions for kids in her city, her paintings were hanging as the first ones in the lobby. In her middle, high school, and college, she often led the art projects for her department and class, and her projects often won the first prize in school. There was a long period during which she did not paint much after college, but after her life became more stable in the U.S. she started to paint again in 2019. Her growth has been much more rapid than she ever expected. Da Li will continue to grow and create more art to exhibit the beauty of life and encourage others.

Da obtained her doctoral in Educational Policy from The Ohio State University, and she is currently working as a Research Associate at an educational research institution. Her current research supports students and educators across the nation. Da enjoys her research work tremendously, as well as painting.


Thank you to my mom’s continuous encouragement for me to paint and always providing good advice that enhanced my paintings.

Thank you to Mr. Matt Montgomery in Texas who provided tremendous technical support and advice in building this website.

Thank you to all my friends who support and appreciate my artwork.