I love the colours in this painting – they are soft, yet strong and speak to the growth of inner strength.
One of the many things I love about ink painting is sharing it with new audiences – reaching those had had never heard of this art form.
I have such an opportunity where this painting has been accepted into a national juried show for contemporary art. It is the first time that Chinese Brush Painting has been accepted in the 10+ year history at the Headwaters Arts Festival on Sep 16-Oct 03 in Alton, Ontario.
For this show I deliberately omitted my calligraphy and will leave it as an option for a purchaser at the time of sale. The reason is simple in that for those uninitiated in this art form, the calligraphy (most likely) is not understood and the red seals may be distracting on a Canadian themed painting. That may reduce the option of speaking with people and being an advocate for this ancient art form.
Watch YouTube for my new virtual show with the Markham Arts Council on Saturday May 28th at 10am. I describe a number of my paintings, their inspirations and the story behind the story. Learn what actually happened to the original ‘Mirror Mountain’. #markhamartscouncil
So thrilled that Shangri-La was purchased during the on-line auction for Niagara Pumphouse Art Auction Fundraiser. Even more exciting, is that now that the painting has been hung in its new home, the successful bidders are ecstatic with their purchase. That makes my world turn!
I was very excited when Stella Jurgen, of Stella’s Studio approached me to participate in one of her television episodes, ‘A Cup of Coffee’ for Camoes TV. I was able to showcase my Chinese Brush Painting art and mixed media art alongside very talented musicians and visual artists.
I’d like to thank Camoes TV and MDC Media Group for this amazing opportunity.
Some of the artists on this show include:
Carol-Ann Michaelson Contemporary Jewellery, Paintings and Ceramics
Heather Christine Vocalist/Arts & Culture Specialist
Kim-Lee Kho Visual artist & instructor
Wanda Ryan Dandelions of Courage, Performing Arts