Personal Art - China Series

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Several years ago, my wife and I were able to join my daughter and the San Luis Obispo Academy of Dance on a cultural exchange tour where they performed in 5 historic venues in Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi and Shanghai

Traveling to these historic cities provided living cultural experiences as well as the inspiration for a series of paintings. The "active" Urban and Industrial scenes were stimulating, but at times overwhelming. I was therefore grateful for the quiet "passive" moments in the timeless Gardens.

 

The blending of these "active and passive" experiences enhanced my ability to equally capture the beauty of a lotus pond and a street vendor's booth. The original series of oil paintings were included in a successful one man exhibition at the McConnell Gallery in San Luis Obispo.

I have revisited my original images of China, creating digital studies which will be the basis for for a new series of large scale oil paintings. My goal is to imbue these paintings with the fluidity of a more mature style gained through decades of painting experience.

Urban and Industrial

Night Fans - Nanjing
Night Fans - Nanjing
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Night Fans - Nanjing
Night Fans - Nanjing
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Umbrellas - Nanjing
Umbrellas - Nanjing
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Grand Canal - Suzhou
Grand Canal - Suzhou
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Grand Canal - Wuxi
Grand Canal - Wuxi
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Grand Canal - Factory
Grand Canal - Factory
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Grand Canal - Barge
Grand Canal - Barge
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Grand Canal - Sarah
Grand Canal - Sarah
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Grand Canal - Erika
Grand Canal - Erika
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Grand Canal - Zoe
Grand Canal - Zoe
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Grand Canal - Rust
Grand Canal - Rust
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Beijing - Morning Light
Beijing - Morning Light
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Beijing - Bikes
Beijing - Bikes
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Forbidden City - Dragon
Forbidden City - Dragon
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Suzhou - Guzheng
Suzhou - Guzheng
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Suzhou - Fan Dancer
Suzhou - Fan Dancer
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Suzhou - Fan Dancer
Suzhou - Fan Dancer
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Suzhou - Pipa
Suzhou - Pipa
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Shanghai - Acrobats
Shanghai - Acrobats
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Shanghai - Acrobats 2
Shanghai - Acrobats 2
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Gardens

Humble Garden - Koi
Humble Garden - Koi
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Humble Garden - Koi
Humble Garden - Koi
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Humble Garden - Lotus1
Humble Garden - Lotus1
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Humble Garden - Lotus1
Humble Garden - Lotus1
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Humble Garden - Lotus 2
Humble Garden - Lotus 2
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ling_lotus2
ling_lotus2
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Humble Garden - Lotus 3
Humble Garden - Lotus 3
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Li Garden - Lotus 1
Li Garden - Lotus 1
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Li Garden - Lotus 2
Li Garden - Lotus 2
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Li Garden - Banana Palm
Li Garden - Banana Palm
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Li Garden - Flower
Li Garden - Flower
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Li Garden - Twisted
Li Garden - Twisted
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Suzhou - Duck Pond
Suzhou - Duck Pond
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Suzhou - Bridge 1
Suzhou - Bridge 1
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Ling Garden - Pond
Ling Garden - Pond
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Suzhou - Circle Bridge Reflection
Suzhou - Circle Bridge Reflection
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Suzhou - Bridge Reflection
Suzhou - Bridge Reflection
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Summer Palace - Moon Door
Summer Palace - Moon Door
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Summer Palace - Forest Bridge
Summer Palace - Forest Bridge
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