The Islington Chinese Association (ICA) is pleased to host a prestigious collaborative Chinese brush painting event on 11 June featuring renowned Painters Virginia Lloyd-Davies (惟仁 ) from USA and William Cai (蔡唯敏) from the UK.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Painting demonstration – Virginia Lloyd-Davies (惟仁)
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Painting demonstration – William Cai (蔡唯敏)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Collaborative Painting performance – Virginia Lloyd-Davis (惟仁) and William Cai (蔡唯敏)
A teacher at the ICA centre, William Cai (蔡唯敏) and his students will host this rare opportunity for cultural exchange.
Born in Washington, DC of British diplomatic parents, Virginia Lloyd-Davies and her husband moved from Scotland to Rockbridge County, VA in 1986. A Chinese brush artist since 1976, she has paintings in collections in the US, China, Britain, Europe, Japan, Mexico and Kenya. Her teacher was Master Painter I- Hsiung Ju, with whom she travelled regularly to China & Taiwan. Over the past 20 years she has performed frequent painting demonstrations on PBS-TV, CBS-TV, NBC-TV and Fox-TV in the US and has appeared in news broadcasts in Britain and China. Her Youtube painting channel goes up 1,500 views every 24 hours and has reached two million audience views, having also released three DVDs of peony and landscape painting techniques. Full biog and artist’s statement: www.joyfulbrush.com
A migrant to the UK over 20 years ago, China-born William Cai (蔡唯敏) has been painting for 40 years and is renowned for his famous landscape paintings amongst others. In his youth Cai admired painters in the ‘Ling Tung’ (嶺東) style and studied under the famous painter Wang Puntun (王奔騰). His works have their roots in the classical tradition, his style rich and unique. The BBC has showcased his work and Cai has taught in many schools and community centres skill-sharing with countless students nationwide.
This event is a rare opportunity for the two artists to demonstrate their techniques and styles in an afternoon of joyful brushwork and zen-like energy. Members of the media are welcome.
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惟仁師從旅美的國畫家朱一雄（前美國水墨畫協會會長，任教多所大學，二零一二年病逝。）學習水墨畫逾二十六年。她曾經跟隨老師去中國大陸和台灣，上北京的電視台示範。惟仁的畫作被中國和歐美等藝術機構收藏；她在 YouTube的教畫頻道，至今超過二百萬個點擊；她製作了三個DVD ，教授繪畫牡丹和山水。惟仁強調以「氣」作畫，她向西方國家介紹中國的文化，不遺餘力。
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