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Vivian Chen of Amityville works on a new (Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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

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

Vivian Chen of Amityville works on a new
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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)

Vivian Chen of Amityville works on a new
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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

Vivian Chen of Amityville works on a drawing
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Vivian Chen of Amityville works on a drawing she is calling "The Passage of Time." (June 10, 2012)

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A pencil drawing of the Elizabeth Taylor by
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

A pencil drawing of the Elizabeth Taylor by Vivian Chen of Amityville. (June 10, 2012)

A pencil drawing of the Madonna and Child

A pencil drawing of the Madonna and Child by Vivian Chen. (2011)

A pencil drawing of a rose by Vivian

A pencil drawing of a rose by Vivian Chen. (2011)

A pencil drawing of a bearded man's head

A pencil drawing of a bearded man's head by Vivian Chen. (2011)

A pencil drawing of a woman by Vivian

A pencil drawing of a woman by Vivian Chen. (2011)

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A pencil drawing by Vivian Chen. (2011)

A pencil drawing by Vivian Chen. (2011)

A pencil drawing copied from a painting by

A pencil drawing copied from a painting by Vivian Chen. (2011)

A pencil drawing copied from a painting in

A pencil drawing copied from a painting in the style of the French painter Ingres by Vivian Chen. (2010)

A pencil drawing of a woman by Vivian

A pencil drawing of a woman by Vivian Chen. (2011)

A pencil drawing of the Mona Lisa by

A pencil drawing of the Mona Lisa by Vivian Chen of Amityville. (June 10, 2012)

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