Chinese Brush Paintings

Workshops

An Among The Peonies Series
An Among The Peonies Series

Ink on rice paper 8" X 8" and dried flowers are available on All Things T

Indian Falls
Indian Falls

Ink, colors on rice paper 16 x 20 Accepted for Owen Sound Banner Project 2020

Peace and Calm
Peace and Calm

Ink, colors on rice paper. Gongbi 16 x 20 Accepted by Owen Sound Banner Project 2018 Available at Grey County Building

An Among The Peonies Series
An Among The Peonies Series

Ink on rice paper 8" X 8" and dried flowers are available on All Things T

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An example workshop at gbarts.ca

My typical painting materials

Emily Bi is based in Annan, Ontario and enjoys depicting the beauty of nature with expressive Chinese brushwork with ink on rice paper or silk as well as with acrylic on canvas. Emily aims to capture her surroundings, ranging from flowers, to birds, to landscapes in her artwork. An avid gardener and collector of peony and hosta species, these plants as well as species native to Grey Bruce are among her favorite painting subjects.

 

Emily immigrated from a small city located in North East China, where the city tree is ginkgo, to Canada with her family in 2002. Emily has a Bachelor of Science and has worked in the engineering field in both China and Canada for nearly thirty years, called Canada her second home for twenty and also hosts an annual open house to the garden oasis, “Gingko Footprints”, that she and her husband have been cultivating for over ten years.

 

Emily first took private lessons in chinese brushwork in 2009 and has explored this beautiful medium ever since. She works in the two primary styles of traditional brushwork,  Freehand (Xieyi), which is loose and expressive and the Meticulous (Gongbi) style, which is highly detailed. While Chinese brush painting has been a mainstay in her life and is central to her aesthetic, she has recently been exploring acrylic painting under the guidance of noted local instructor, Peter John Reid.

 

Emily is a member of the Owen Sound Artists Co-op, Southampton Arts and also exhibits in other venues in Grey Bruce, such as All Things T , Grey GalleryGrey County Hall and Georgian Waters Counselling. She occasionally teaches brushwork workshops at Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts and also loves to share her passion for gardening with the community. 

Acrylic Paintings

Sunset On Shards
Sunset On Shards

Inspired by The Group of Seven. Acrylic on canvas 11" x 14"

Winter on the Peninsula
Winter on the Peninsula

Christmas card campaign in 2020 Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation

An Among The Peonies Series
An Among The Peonies Series

6" x 6" Sold

Sunset On Shards
Sunset On Shards

Inspired by The Group of Seven. Acrylic on canvas 11" x 14"

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Received OAC Reward in 2019

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