I have been giving workshops in schools since 2006. I have taught open workshops as part of the Canterbury festival and at the British Museum as part of their "China's First Emperor" programme. I will visit local art groups and schools to give workshops or demonstrations in the Kent area. My fees start at £75.00 for 2hours with a group, plus expenses.
I am also running courses on Chinese Brush Painting in Canterbury through Adult Education. The new term starts on Tuesday 1 October 2013. Please phone Adult Education on 0845 606 5606 for further details.
For schools I will spend a day working with the pupils using authentic materials and equipment. Projects can be centered on Chinese calligraphy or painting or both. I charge £150 a day, and require you to provide some materials and equipment. Please contact me if you would like to be sent an information sheet.
Hello and welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy looking through my on line galleries whether you are interested in buying a painting or just want to see more examples of my work.
I grew up in rual Suffolk painting the local landscape, twice winning the Constable-Reeve prize for painting while at school. I moved to Kent to study at Canterbury College of Art and in 1985 graduated with a degree in Fine Art. I later studied at Canterbury Christ Church college and was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
I like to paint in a traditionl Chinese style under my Chinese name An Fei. I have found that sensuous and responsive nature of the materials and the traditional Chinese approach to painting from nature is very close to my heart. I like to paint in both Xie Yi - Spontaneous Stle and Gong Bi -Meticulous Style.
I was Chairman of The London Chinese Brush Painters Group from 2004-2009, and I am member of The Society of Chinese Brush Painters. If you would like to purchase a painting, would like more information about my tuition, or any other aspect of my work, please contact me by leaving a message on this web site.
I have taken part in many group exhibitions around the country.
Animals, Calligraphy, Fantasy, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Landscape, Still Life, Wild Flowers, Wildlife