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Liz Thomas



Country: UK


Artist: Liz Thomas


Facebook: Elizabeth Norris




Statement: I began Chinese brush painting just 18 months ago


and fell in love with it.








 


I had always sketched and used Western watercolour for bird


 painting but It's a hobby only, and I never had time to develop it


in depth. Part-time I came across a book by Maggie Cross 'A


 Beginner's guide to Chinese painting , Book 2 Introduction to


 colour' and thought I would like to have a go.











 

A local children's illustrator in Bath and patient teacher Penny


 Ives helped me with the basics and then I spent a week with


 Maggie Cross learning in depth. I have had a number of


 teachers since then and will have a regular mentor Chi Zhang


 from the Confucius institute in Edinburgh but have learned


 something from all of my teachers.

 











I joined the Chinese brush painters society and the Sumi-e group


 on line and I recommend sharing one's work to get feedback


 and confidence.

 













I am still reading, watching you-tube videos and learning all the


 time and practise every day I am not working, even if just for 30


 minutes doing an exercise calligraphy. I have had some


 wonderful calligraphy lessons from Jian Chu Xu at Guangwa


 Art shop in Shaftesbury avenue in London and hope to have


 more.

 












I love using couplet paper to produce long pictures with the


 various gold designs glowing through and white or beige


 Mulberry paper too. At present I favour Indigo and ink over


 colour.


 











Chinese brush painting is a great hobby and has been


 instrumental in my slowing my pace of life and accepting


 mistakes and being prepared to make multiple attempts at


 achieving something without becoming stressed.


 






 





I hope  my paintings may bring you joy and for that reason my


 signature seal is 'Peace'.











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!