Chinese brush painting and calligraphy are two highly revered art forms that have existed for thousands of years. Drop in anytime during the scheduled demonstrations to learn more about these arts and watch artist Tim Loh share the major techniques of each method.
Tien-chu (Tim) Loh grew up in Hong Kong, in a small flat with walls adorned with simple prints from Qi Baishi and elaborate images of Dunhuang grotto art. His father had unknowingly planted a seed of art appreciation for him.
Tim wanted to study the Xieyi style of Chinese painting. This is the style that can be loosely translated as impressionistic or spontaneous painting. Here the artist uses calligraphic brush strokes to define line and forms, movement and energy. Tim enjoys however the richness of the colors; and his fondness of shading from his high school years, has somehow developed a style that is neither Chinese nor western. Tim considers Chinese Xieyi painting as a perfect adjunct for the monotonous life of a pharmacist. Now that he has retired from the profession of pharmacy, he can devote more time to his avocation. Tim writes a blog about his paintings which can be found at www.medicineman-tim.blogspot.com.