Born in Miaoli in 1946, Chan A-Shui received the Outstanding Award in the 1963 Senior High School Fine Art Competition hosted by Taichung County Bureau of Education. His work entered the collection of Taiwan Provincial Museum in 1983 and participated in the 1987 Exchange Exhibition at Beijing Fine Arts Academy in China. Chan A-Shui acquired the First Art Award for Global Chinese Artists in 2000. Breaking away from conventional oil painting techniques, he sources from nature and paints nature's vitality with instinct. He abandons elaborate color variations and uses instead substantial color blocks to express the emotive tone of harmony, making the most out of oil painting's temperament and lyricism.