Li was born in Shaoyang City, Hu-Nanin in China. He produced a great number of sketches during the railway construction period in the Xiang-Xi Mountain District in 1970 and completed his first oil painting for the "Hunan Art Exhibition" in 1972. In the following years,while his works were being selected for various art exhibitions, he lived in a moderate way to afford his travel around China and pupilage of several great painters. The Design Gallery in Los Angeles engaged him as a full-time painter in 1990, where he has participated in and held various painting exhibitions ever since. His works have always been devoted to the emotions of the Chinese race and the universal love of humanity. They are the search for truthful and pure art. Recently, he has been supported by the eminent contemporary monk, Master Sing-Yun, who promotes "Humanistic Buddhism", and started a world exhibition tour of over a hundred realistic paintings in hopes of conveying humanity and love.