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Vivian Chen of Amityville works on a new drawing she is calling "The Passage of Time" in the home of her boyfriend, Greg Buzzell, in Copiague. (June 10, 2012)(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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Drawn to a new life

The lines flow easily from Vivian Chen’s pencil, forming rich, detailed images that bespeak a formidable artistic talent. Now she sketches for hours at a time, filling her boyfriend’s house in Copiague with a gallery of portraits that look exhibit-ready. -- John Hanc