• Adele Retter

    Adele Retter

  • Amy McCarthy

    Amy McCarthy

  • Anna Grayson

    Anna Grayson

  • Becky Nuttall

    Becky Nuttall

  • David Webb

    David Webb

  • Denise Orchard

    Denise Orchard

  • Des Maxwell Clark

    Des Maxwell Clark

  • Elisabeth Hadley

    Elisabeth Hadley

  • FG Davis

    FG Davis

  • Gilly Pitman

    Gilly Pitman

  • Jackie Wills

    Jackie Wills

  • Jenni Pentecost

    Jenni Pentecost

  • Karen McCammon

    Karen McCammon

  • Kim Freeman

    Kim Freeman

  • Lisa Class

    Lisa Class

  • Lisa Richards

    Lisa Richards

  • Loopy - Lisa Smith

    Loopy - Lisa Smith

  • Lorraine Gilroy

    Lorraine Gilroy

  • Margie White

    Margie White

  • Mei Lim

    Mei Lim

  • Miranda Garner

    Miranda Garner

  • Peter Stride

    Peter Stride

  • Pippa Todd

    Pippa Todd

  • Rachael Bennett

    Rachael Bennett

  • Ronald Dodd

    Ronald Dodd

  • Rosamund Woodhead

    Rosamund Woodhead

  • Sandra Lissenden

    Sandra Lissenden

  • Sashko Vranchovski

    Sashko Vranchovski

  • Vera Stride

    Vera Stride

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I am a Chinese Brush Painter who works in a traditional Chinese style which dates back to 4000BC.

I first encountered this method of painting whilst recuperating from an illness seven years ago and have been very fortunate to have been taught by the country's leading Chinese brush painter, Xiao Bai Li.

During my year of recovering it fuelled a passion in me to paint in this style and I couldn't wait to get well enough to start learning this technique.

The materials I use include rice (xuan) paper, Chinese ink, Chinese brushes and watercolours. My work ranges from painting the "four gentlemen", bamboo, chrysanthemums, orchids and blossom to landscapes which use the reaction of rice paper, water and ink for effect.

Once a painting is finished I follow the traditional method of backing the painting. Using a hake brush, a glue paste is spread evenly over the back then another sheet of rice paper is applied and all the edges are glued together. Then the painting is carefully lifted and placed face up onto a board where it is left for 24 hours.

Whilst working on the more traditional subject of Chinese brush painting, I am also beginning to explore a more abstract style.

 

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