LUCKY by chris chun

A sheep covered in a coat of undulating clouds lined with golden thread. An ox made of blue and white porcelain. A dog resplendent in the fine robes of a Chinese emperor.....welcome to the zodiac world of Chris Chun! Featuring the 12 animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, each animal combines traditional Asian symbolism with contemporary Western sensibilities to bring good fortune, health and happiness to their owner. Taking inspiration from his cultural heritage, childhood memories and travels around Asia, Chris has created a colourful, engaging and whimsical series of paintings that uniquely captures the personality trait of each zodiac animal. 

Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Prints by Chris Chun

What is my chinese zodiac?

Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The rat

The first in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rat represents wisdom. They have excellent taste, are loyal friends and are generous to others considered part
of its pack. Rats are also hard workers and have the best chance of being wealthy and successful in their career, out of all the zodiac signs.

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3

Lucky Flowers: Lily, African Violet, Lily Of The Valley

Lucky Colours: Blue, Gold, Green

Famous Rats: George Bush, H.R.H Prince of Wales, Diego Maradonna, William Shakespeare, Prince Harry, Jules Verne, Mozart, Claude Monet, T.S Eliot

Ideal Match: Dragon, Ox, Rabbit, Rat


YEARDATEELEMENT
1936
Jan 24, 1936 –
Feb 10, 1937
Fire
1948Feb 10, 1948 –
Jan 28, 1949
Earth
1960Jan 28, 1960 – 
Feb 14, 1961
Metal
1972Feb 15, 1972 –
Feb 2, 1973
Water
1984Feb 2, 1984 –
Feb 19, 1985
Wood
1996Feb 19, 1996 –
Feb 6, 1997
Fire
2008Feb 7, 2008 –
Jan 25, 2009
Earth
2020Jan 25, 2020 –
Feb 11, 2021
Metal
Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The OX

Ranked 2nd in the Chinese Zodiac, the Ox is the symbol of diligence in Chinese culture. People born in the year of the Ox are hard workers and have a strong sense of responsibility. Even if they run into difficulty during work, they’ll persevere through.

Lucky Numbers: 1, 9

Lucky Flowers: Tulip, Evergreen, Peach Blossom

Lucky Colours: Blue, Red, Purple

Famous Oxes: Margaret Thatcher, Anthony Hopkins, Barack Obama, Christiano Ronaldo, Meryl Streep, Aristotle, Charlie Chaplin, Renoir, Johann Sebastian Bach, Walt Disney, Clarke Gable, Jane Fonda

Ideal Match: Monkey, Rat, Rooster


YEARDATEELEMENT
1937
Feb 11, 1937 –
Jan 31, 1938
Fire
1949Jan 29, 1949 –
Feb 16, 1950
Earth
1961Feb 15, 1961 –
Feb 4, 1962
Metal
1973Feb 3, 1973 –
Jan 22, 1974
Water
1985Feb 19, 1985 –
Feb 8, 1986
Wood
1997Feb 7, 1997 –
Jan 27, 1998
Fire
2009Feb 26, 2009 –
Feb 13, 2010
Earth
2021Feb 12, 2021 –
Jan 31, 2022
Metal
Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The TIGER

Tigers are the symbol of the brave and are 3rd in the Chinese Zodiac. People born in the year of the Tiger are friendly, competitive, charming and endowed with good fortune and authority. With indomitable fortitude and great confidence, tigers can be competent leaders, easily winning peoples’ trust.

Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Lucky Flowers: Cineraria

Lucky Colours: Blue, Grey, Orange, White

Famous Tigers: Queen Elizabeth II, Oscar Wilde, Richard Branson, Tom Cruise, Victoria Beckham,
Lady Gaga, Ludwig van Beethoven, Marilyn Monroe,
Michelle Yeoh

Ideal Match: Dragon, Horse, Pig


YEARDATEELEMENT
1938
Feb 11, 1937 –
Jan 31, 1938
Earth
1950Jan 29, 1949 –
Feb 16, 1950
Metal
1962Feb 15, 1961 –
Feb 4, 1962
Water
1974Feb 3, 1973 –
Jan 22, 1974
Wood
1986Feb 19, 1985 –
Feb 8, 1986
Fire
1998Feb 7, 1997 –
Jan 27, 1998
Earth
2010Feb 26, 2009 –
Feb 13, 2010
Metal
2022Feb 12, 2021 –
Jan 31, 2022
Water
Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The RABBIT

The Rabbit represents longevity, discretion and good luck. It has the 4th position in the Chinese Zodiac.
People born under the sign of the Rabbit are kind-hearted, friendly, intelligent, cautious, skilful, gentle, quick and live a very long life.

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 6

Lucky Flowers: Snapdragon, Flower Of Fragrant Plantain Lily, Nerve Plant

Lucky Colours: Pink, Red, Purple, Blue

Famous Rabbits: Roger Moore, Tina Turner, Brad Pitt, Tiger Woods, Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Confucius, Jet Li

Ideal Match: Dog, Sheep, Monkey, Pig, Rat


YEARDATEELEMENT
1939
Feb 19, 1939 –
Feb 7, 1940
Earth
1951Feb 6, 1951 –
Jan 26, 1952
Metal
1963Jan 25, 1963 –
Feb 12, 1964
Water
1975Feb 11, 1975 –
Jan 30, 1976
Wood
1987Jan 29, 1987 –
Feb 16, 1988
Fire
1999Feb 16, 1999 –
Feb 4, 2000
Earth
2011Feb 3, 2011 –
Jan 22, 2012
Metal
2023Jan 22, 2023 –
Feb 9, 2024
Water
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The DRAGON

As the symbol of Chinese culture, the dragon represents authority and good fortune. It occupies the 5th position among the Chinese Zodiac animals. People born in the Year of the Dragon are powerful, kind-hearted, successful, innovative, brave, fearless, healthy courageous and enterprising.

Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7

Lucky Flowers: Bleeding Heart Vine, Larkspur

Lucky Colours: Gold, Silver, Yellow

Famous Dragons: Bruce Lee, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adele, Salvador Dali, Placido Domingo, Sigmund Freud, Robin Williams,
Martin Luther King, Florence Nightingale, John Lennon, Joan of Arc

Ideal Match:  Rat, Snake, Tiger


YEARDATEELEMENT
1940
Feb 8, 1940 –
Jan 26, 1941
Metal
1952Feb 6, 1951 –
Jan 26, 1952
Water
1964Jan 25, 1963 –
Feb 12, 1964
Wood
1976Feb 11, 1975 –
Jan 30, 1976
Fire
1988Jan 29, 1987 –
Feb 16, 1988
Earth
2000Feb 16, 1999 –
Feb 4, 2000
Metal
2012Feb 3, 2011 –
Jan 22, 2012
Water
2024Jan 22, 2023 –
Feb 9, 2024
Wood
Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The snake

Among the Chinese Zodiac animals, the Snake holds 6th position in the Zodiac cycle. The Snake is regarded to be a symbol of wisdom and wit. Snakes are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, and good with money. They rely on their gut feelings; are hard-working and intelligent.

Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9

Lucky Flowers: Cactus, Orchid

Lucky Colours: Red, Light Yellow, Black

Famous Snakes: Audrey Hepburn, John F Kennedy, Tony Blair, JK Rowling, Goethe, Pablo Picasso,
Oprah Winfrey

Ideal Match:  Dragon, Rooster


YEARDATEELEMENT
1941
Jan 27, 1941 –
Feb 14, 1942
Metal
1953Feb 14, 1953 –
Feb 3, 1954
Water
1965Feb 2, 1965 –
Jan 20, 1966
Wood
1977Feb 18, 1977 –
Feb 6, 1978
Fire
1989Jan 6, 1989 –
Jan 26, 1990
Earth
2001Jan 24, 2001 –
Feb 11, 2002
Metal
2013Feb 10, 2013 –
Jan 30, 2014
Water
2025Jan 29, 2025 –
Feb 16, 2026
Wood
Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The horse

The Horse has an indomitable spirit and is always moving towards a set goal. It ranks 7th in the Chinese Zodiac. People born under the sign of the Horse are clever, active, energetic, quick-witted, fashionable and very agile. Popular amongst people, they have the canny ability to persuade others.

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7

Lucky Flowers: Calla Lily, Jasmine, Marigold

Lucky Colours: Brown, Yellow, Purple, Red

Famous Horses: Sean Connery, Paul McCartney, Jackie Chan, Aretha Franklin, Isaac Newton,
Clint Eastwood, Barbara Streisand, Neil Armstrong, Rembrandt, Harrison Ford, Puccini, Ella Fitzgerald

Ideal Match:  Sheep, Tiger


YEARDATEELEMENT
1942
Feb 15, 1942 –
Feb 4, 1943
Water
1954Feb 4, 1954 –
Jan 23, 1955
Wood
1966Jan 21, 1966 –
Feb 8, 1967
Fire
1978Feb 21, 1966 –
Feb 8, 1967
Earth
1990Jan 27, 1990 –
Feb 14, 1991
Metal
2002Feb 12, 2002 –
Feb 18, 2003
Water
2014Jan 31, 2014 –
Feb 18, 2015
Wood
2026Feb 17, 2026 –
Feb 5, 2027
Fire
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The SHEEP

Also known as the Ram or Goat. People born in the Year of the Sheep are polite, mild mannered, shy, imaginative and determined with very good taste. Occupying the 8th position in the Chinese Zodiac, they have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living.

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9

Lucky Flowers: Carnation, Primrose, Alice Flower

Lucky Colours: Green, Purple, Red

Famous Sheep: James Dean, Mick Jagger, Bill Gates, Nicole Kidman, Ed Sheeran, Julia Roberts, Chow Yun Fat, Bruce Willis, Zhang Ziyi, Bill Gates, Robert de Niro, Virginia Wolf, Bob Dylan, Michelangelo

Ideal Match:  Horse, Pig, Rabbit 


YEARDATEELEMENT
1943
Feb 5, 1943 –
Jan 24, 1944
Water
1955Jan 24, 1955 –
Feb 11, 1956
Wood
1967Feb 9, 1967 –
Jan 30, 1968
Fire
1979Jan 28, 1979 –
Feb 15, 1980
Earth
1991Feb 15, 1991 –
Feb 3, 1992
Metal
2003Feb 1, 2003 –
Jan 21, 2004
Water
2015Feb 19, 2015 –
Feb 7, 2016
Wood
2027Feb 6, 2027 –
Jan 25, 2028
Fire
Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The monkey

The Monkey is the 9th in the 12-year cycle of Chinese Zodiac. People born in the Year of the Monkey are considered to be wise and intelligent, especially in their career and matters of wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them a blissful life filled with everlasting love.

Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8

Lucky Flowers: Chrysanthemum

Lucky Colours: White, Gold, Blue

Famous Monkeys: Elizabeth Taylor, George Lucas, David Copperfield, Daniel Craig, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Celine Dion, Yao Ming

Ideal Match:  Ox, Rabbit 


YEARDATEELEMENT
1944
Jan 24, 1944 –
Feb 12, 1945
Wood
1956Feb 12, 1956 –
Jan 30, 1957
Fire
1968Jan 30, 1968 –
Feb 16, 1969
Earth
1980Feb 16, 1980 –
Feb 4, 1981
Metal
1992Feb 4, 1992 –
Jan 22, 1993
Water
2004Jan 22, 2004 –
Feb 8, 2005
Wood
2016Feb 8, 2016 –
Jan 27, 2017
Fire
2028Jan 26, 2028 –
Feb 12, 2029
Earth
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The ROOSTER

The Rooster ranks the 10th among the Chinese zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, the Rooster represents fidelity and punctuality because it
always crows at the crack of dawn. People born in the Year of the Rooster are beautiful, kind-hearted,
hard-working, courageous, independent,
humorous and honest.

Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8

Lucky Flowers: Gladiola, Impatiens, Cockscomb

Lucky Colours: Brown, Gold, Yellow

Famous Roosters: Michael Caine, Rod Stewart, Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Serena Williams, Goldie Hawn, Roger Federer, Michael Jackson, Steve Martin, Daniel Day Lewis

Ideal Match:  Ox, Snake


YEARDATEELEMENT
1945
Feb 13, 1945 –
Feb 1, 1946
Wood
1957Jan 31, 1957 –
Feb 17, 1958
Fire
1969Feb 17, 1969 –
Feb 5, 1970
Earth
1981Feb 5, 1981 –
Jan 24, 1982
Metal
1993Jan 23, 1993 –
Feb 9, 1994
Water
2005Feb 9, 2005 –
Jan 28, 2006
Wood
2017Jan 28, 2017 –
Feb 15, 2018
Fire
2029Feb 13, 2029 –
Feb 2, 2030
Earth
Chinese Zodiac Fine Art Collection by Chris Chun

The dog

The Dog is the 11th animal in the 12-year cycle of Chinese Zodiac. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straight- forward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them popular with people to have around.

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9

Lucky Flowers: Rose, Oncidium, Cymbidium Orchids

Lucky Colours: Green, Purple, Red

Famous Dogs: Judith Dench, Steven Spielberg,
Elvis Presley, Sharon Stone, Michael Jackson, Kate Middleton, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Freddie Mercury, Socrates, Cher, Bill Clinton

Ideal Match:  Rabbit 


YEARDATEELEMENT
1946
Feb 2, 1946 –
Jan 21, 1947
Fire
1958Feb 18, 1958 –
Feb 7, 1959
Earth
1970Feb 6, 1970 –
Jan 26, 1971
Metal
1982Jan 25, 1982 –
Feb 12, 1983
Water
1994Feb 10, 1994 –
Jan 30, 1995
Wood
2006Jan 29, 2006 –
Feb 17, 2007
Fire
2018Feb 16, 2018–
Feb 4, 2019
Earth
2030Jan 26, 2028 –
Feb 12, 2029
Metal
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The PIg

Occupying the last position in 12 Chinese Zodiac animals, the Pig is a mild and lucky animal who is the epitome of carefree fun, good fortune and wealth.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions.

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7

Lucky Flowers: Calla Lily, Jasmine, Marigold

Lucky Colours: Brown, Yellow, Grey, Gold

Famous Pigs: Stephen King, Julie Andrews, Hilary Clinton, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Dalai Lama, Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart

Ideal Match:  Rabbit, Sheep, Tiger 


YEARDATEELEMENT
1947
Jan 22, 1947 –
Feb 9, 1948
Fire
1959Feb 8, 1959 –
Jan 27, 1960
Earth
1971Jan 27, 1971 –
Feb 14, 1972
Metal
1983Feb 13, 1983 –
Feb 1, 1984
Water
1995Jan 30, 1995 –
Feb 18, 1996
Wood
2007Feb 17, 2007 –
Feb 6, 2008
Fire
2019Feb 4, 2019 –
Jan 24, 2020
Earth
2031Jan 22, 2031 –
Feb 10, 2032
Metal