A portrait will be posted every week on this website home page throughout the year of 2019. Some are of young Chinese learners whom I used to teach in my early years in China , friends,, family and others are of artists and curators with whom I have worked over the years.
When I lived in Prague we lived in an attic flat and often my son enjoyed popping his head out of the skylight to view the roof tops.
A portrait will be posted every week on this website home page throughout the year of 2019. Some are of young Chinese learners whom I used to teach in my early years in China (this is from the Transparent Milk Series), some are of family , friends, and others are of artists and curators with whom I have worked over the years.
It has been a few years since I gave workshops for children. But within the space of a week I gave 6 workshops in two different locations during the Chinese new year festival .
It was good to re-engage with my approach, knowing full well what I needed to provide. How will I manage and contain the exuberance, energy and impatience of the children? Would I remain patient myself in that environment? Could I nurture the brilliant moments they have and push them on that path when things actually do work out and continue to work out wonderfully? Would I be able to unlock their talent and satisfy their curiosity ? Continue reading →
Princess-of-Daxing-Transparent-Milk-series 50x50cm oil on canvas, Niamh Cunningham 2012
This weeks portrait refers to an older series of portraits of young Chinese learners. Several years ago I did a Summer workshop in a school in the southern outskirts of the city (Daxing) This little girl I still remember as looking very regal with her hair pinned up high. Continue reading →