Chinese brush painting, or sumi-e painting, as it is called in Japan, is based on the calligraphy strokes of Chinese and Japanese writing. Created with a round, animal-hair brush and ink, each stroke follows a strict tradition which lays down the correct angle of the brush, the intensity of the ink, and the speed of the movement. Added to this technical skill is the chi (meaning spirit or life force) of the brush artist, which brings the painting to life. In fact, in order to create a successful Chinese brush painting, it is impossible to have the discipline of the technique without the passion of the spirit, and conversely the brush painting will be unsatisfactory if there is spirit but no discipline in the brush stroke. As in all things, balance brings harmony.
Purchase Virginia's work at:
Virginia Accents - paintings, prints, cards & DVDs
29 E. Beverley St., Staunton, VA
Open 11 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Saturday
Books & Co - cards & DVDs
W. Nelson St., Lexington, VA
Open 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Saturday
Lexington Artists Co-op presents guest artist
Virginia Lloyd-Davies, June 1 to June 23, 2012.
W. Washington Street, Lexington, VA.
Chinese Brush Painting exhibition at the Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention, 205 Norris Hall, VA Tech in Blacksburg, VA, December 15, 2011 - June 15, 2012
The Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention is on the site of the shootings that took place in 2007. One of the goals of the gallery is to transmute these tragic energies with the beauty of art. I am honored to have been invited to contribute my creativity in this beautiful, peaceful space.
The show featured a selection of landscape and flower paintings, several never on display before. More info at: http://www.cpsvp.vt.edu/gallery.html
Ongoing exhibits at:
Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center - 439 E. Ridgeway St., PO Box 273, Clifton Forge, VA 24422 (540) 862-4447
The Little Gallery on Smith Mtn. Lake - Bridgewater Plaza, Moneta, VA 24121 (540) 721-1596
At my studio by appointment: 366 Mackeys Lane, Fairfield, VA 24435 (540) 261-1919
Virginia also teaches classes at her studio.
You can reach Virginia by or at 540 261-1919
366 Mackeys Lane
Fairfield, VA 24435