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The catalogues arrived. As I opened them the memories flooded back. In Nov 2014 the second session of the residency (International Oil Painting Camp) took place in Hunan .
The catalogues covered the work done at the camp, activities and artist profiles, they are beautifully produced thanks to the editors Wu Shixiong, and Kongyan. The programme takes place every two years, bringing International and Chinese artists together in the Pullman hotel. We had to complete three artworks in the allotted time. Some of the two weeks was spent exploring nearby scenic towns and villages including the nearby Wuling National Park.
Some of the artworks on this page have since found themselves in different collections .
‘They will not hush’ Oil on Canvas 160 x 110cm 2014/15
This work was installed as one of three ginkgo paintings ‘Ginkgo Glade’ in the Orthopedic Department in Huaxin Hospital (first hospital affiliated with Tsinghua University) as part of three large ginkgo paintings , below was the installation ceremony with hospital staff in September 2015.
In a different collection at Wanliu Luxury Properties both ‘Guilin Mountains’ and ‘Yunnan Bamboo’ were displayed in their Beijing showrooms last year. Many thanks to Peking Art Associates for representing me in this particular project.
‘Yunnan Bamboo’ 150 x 115 cm Oil on Canvas 2013
‘Guilin Mountains’, Oil on Canvas 80 x 100 cm Oil on Canvas 2012
Wanliu Luxury Properties Showrooms.
Wuling memory 80 x 60cm Oil on Canvas 2014
In 2014 the President of Ireland Micheal D Higgins paid a state visit to China. This work marks the visit and it was sent to Áras an Uachtaráin early 2015.
Mountain Mama 60 x 90cm 2014
This is one of the three paintings I made during the residency which are in the King World Pullman Hotel collection and the King World Group Investments some of which have been displayed at different art events.
Here is the link to the blog I originally wrote almost four years ago;