james Tan artist statement

At the end of the nineteenth century, several revolutionary-minded young Chinese artists attempted to create a “New National Painting” style reflecting the impending cultural and political changes. From other cultures, they brought innovative ideas, new subjects, and techniques such as fixed perspective, shading light effects and strong unconventional colors. They then added their own creative

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James Tan

Click here to see James’s artist statement BIO The youthful, innovative spirit of the founders of the  Lingnan School has inspired James Tan to extend his own work well beyond tradition. He blends mastery of Chinese brush painting with an ability to capture the essence of Western culture, thereby creating a style of Chinese brush

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Marion Webber

Artist Statement I am a painter with a photographic eye. Photography “captures” the moment and removes elements to create an image. Painting is an additive process of building elements to communicate a message. This conceptual blend is the foundation of my art. I paint mostly landscapes – intimate spaces to grand vistas. I am interested

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Karen Cooper

“I want to take photography to a new level,” says Karen, “to make it beautiful and functional for home décor; bringing the outdoors in creates enjoyable spaces where people can thrive.” Karen Cooper is an award winning, internationally recognised photographer whose dramatic landscape images showcase the beauty of British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, Karen’s journey

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Raymond Chow

Raymond Chow

  “I wanted to be an architect because my uncle was an architect. But I found I could draw a crooked line better than a straight one…So I thought I’d better become an artist.”   ———————————————————————————————————————————- Raymond Chow, North American artist, over 48 years, UBC graduate in Art Education & Piano from Toronto Royal Conservatory

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