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 16 April 2013. Please phone Adult Education on 0845 606 5606 for further details. In July I will be teaching a course for beginners at Stepping Stone Studio, Maidstone.
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