Liu Haiming was born in Shanxi Province, China in 1954, he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, concentrating on the art of woodblock prints and engravings. For several years he held a position as teacher at the College of Art and Culture in Shanxi. Between 1980 and 1986, he had several group exhibitions in China, Hong Kong and Japan. At the invitation of the Aberdeen Peacock Printmakers, Liu Haiming visited Aberdeen and stayed in Europe. In the same year, he had his first one-man exhibition in England and his first three prints were acquired by the British Museum. In 1989 he visited the famous Masereel Engraving Studio in Belgium. During the following years he participated in several international group exhibitions and staged five one-man shows in museums and galleries in England. Meanwhile he has continued to broaden his artistic scope and include other media such as oil painting.