Lived for six decades feel like a thousand voyages had gone through. After getting married and forming my family, I started to do Chinese ink wash painting and calligraphy at age 38.
As a family tradition, my father taught me rigorously to write calligraphy ever since I was a kid. I took many contests as a challenge and meanwhile broadened my vision through peer competition. One day near the market around my house in Taipei Beitou, I bumped into an artist drawing Chinese monochrome painting over the rock. I was so obsessed with the delicacy of the landscape. Thereafter, I am deeply involved in this traditional format of art.
For the first ten years, I practiced basic skills of ink wash painting. To acquire advanced techniques, I went back to school for academic art studies. In styles of traditional and then modern, I try to explore the natural expressions of ink-splash and ink-flow. With a focus of landscapes, I had eight solo exhibitions in cultural center nationwide.
I keep my hands busy, pursuing other interests in artisanal handicraft. Patchwork quilts, sock dolls, and clay figurine sculptures are some of my favorites. I am a licensed instructor for the field.
In June 2013, I had my Chinese color ink painting exhibition, Bie-Yang-Ching (the Other Emotion in Flow of Ink), in Taipei Cultural Center. The collection is about life drawing on flowers and birds. I learned from Nature, observed carefully, and pushed myself to the limit.
I dream, follow my dreams and enjoy. I would appreciate your advice sharing your thoughts in art.