Artist: Tereza Mitry
I briefly studied Asian art in college and that is where I first saw a Chinese painting. I loved it and felt at peace as I stared at it. I was mesmerized by the movement and harmony in the painting and thought I had to learn this. Then, life happened and my passion was set aside but always in the back of my mind.
To introduce myself, my name is Tereza Mitry. I'm Egyptian but I was raised in New Jersey, USA for about 14 years.I grew up in the states from the age of 8 till 22 . I am currently back in Egypt and live and work as a Real Estate coordinator in A Red Sea resort called Sharm El Sheikh. My love for Chinese Brush painting started in the States. I briefly studied Asian art in college and that is where I first saw a Chinese painting. I loved it and felt at peace as I stared at it. I was mesmerized by the movement and harmony in the painting and thought I had to learn this. Then, life happened and my passion was set aside but always in the back of my mind. After traveling back to Egypt, my focus was mainly trying to adapt to a country that was very foreign to me. After the passing of my mother, I felt I lost a part of me and I was not the same. Slowly I started to regain myself and my drive. Then 2 years ago I met my partner and soul mate who is a very talented musician. He pulled me out of a dark place with his energy , passion and love. I saw how motivated , intense and relentless he was with his art and it sparked something in me. I wanted that too! You could say he was my muse lol. I was very lucky because my family and friends were very supportive with my goals and my new addiction to Chinese brush painting.After that moment, I started religiously watching you tube videos of Chinese brush painting. I had no tools or a teacher. This style of art does not exist here in Egypt so I had to teach myself. Luckily I had a friend from the UK who travels to sharm often. I asked for her help and April last year I received my first Chinese brush, ink and paper. Slowly I started to collect more supplies, ink, paints , paper and brushes. I joined every group related to CBP and asked for help from anyone. An artist by the name of Virginia LLoyd Davies was very generous and advised me a lot. Some of my paintings are inspired by her. I'm still learning and most of my paintings are inspired by master Chinese painters. The CBP community were all really kind I found and I fell in love with this art even more. My dream is to one day open a center here in Egypt that caters for Chinese brush painting. Watertown inspired by Wu GuanzhongLove in the air - original paintingMountain landscape inspired by Virginia Lloyd-DaviesSerenity - inspired by unknown artistLost souls swimming in a fish bowl- inspired by unknown artistpeek-a-boo Panda - inspired by Unknown artistCranes inspired by Ohsi YangIris and Rock- inspired by Virginia Lloyd- DaviesWaterfall Scene inspired by Ohsi YangPeonies- inspired by Ohsi Yang
I am very humbled and thankful to be a featured artist here on May's site. Although, I'm a beginner and have only been painting for a little over a year now I hope my journey with CBP continues to grow and develop.Hmay Art Supply is a xuan paper manufacturer from Jing county Xuan city Anhui province - the birthplace of xuan paper. We produce top grade xuan paper (shuen paper, rice paper) and provide superior quality paper crafts and other art items for Japanese calligraphy, Chinese brush calligraphy & Chinese sumi-e painting, etc.Let's enjoy sumi-e painting and brush calligraphy together!