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Meet Nimin Chen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nimin Chen.

Nimin, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Our initial founder Peter Chen traveled to Yosemite, and took some great scenery picture on the way. When he got back from the trip, he was trying to find some artist to help paint one of the fantastic picture.

However, it is difficult to find. He realizes the art business is there, and should be easy access for everyone who would like to memorize their life experience by painting on nice canvas, and then they can keep in for a long long time. That is such good memory. He then started the idea into the business and invite me to join. I was very interested in the idea and business. Also, I found many artists are very talented, but have no good platform for them to deliver their value and skill to the people. They need someone to help them market and make a living. So, we came across for a common plan. Then Oil Painting Town has been built up. Now we are helping the local artists, and have been developing for more than 20 artists.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No. Since opening gallery need a lot of capital to keep it, including rent, utility, salary, finding good artists, it has been very struggles. And to save cost, we located our gallery in a poor area, on the other hand, the need to buy painting is very small. Our customer base is still small though. It takes time and money to expand. We are finding some investment company to help and to join us,

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am the vice president of the company, taking charge of all operation, and strategy or the company. I am from China, and study language for my BA degree, and then I went to Thunderbird Business School in Phoenix Arizona, with my MBA degree on global marketing. I am multi language speaker, I can speak Cantonese, Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean. I am versatile person. I participated some competition on playing piano, guitar and playing pool, and received some awards. I am action player, good seller that can help the company move to a promising place. Hardworking, respectful, smart and quick learner.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I might work in home design/product business, or art field. Because I like those business.


  • Aerage price for decorative art is around 100-500 USD
  • Average price for original art is from 200-5000 USD
  • Painting class is from 20-45 dollars

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