gardens of the mind ...
Patricia has been studying Chinese brush painting at The British Museum and has found it incredibly inspiring. "Garden in Guangzhou" is her first painting in this style.
This tradition is known today in Chinese as guó huà (国画), meaning 'national' or 'native painting', as opposed to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or coloured ink; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of are paper and silk.
"Blackbird singing" is her first in a new series of miniature lino prints which is currently being shown at The Frivoli gallery in Chiswick.
"Flight from Kew Gardens" is a new watercolour and also available as as giclée print.
Work in progress.
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