Walking on the Maritime’s coast, using my Chinese brush, I have painted the Bay of Fundy for over three years, recording my observations with paintings, and understanding the land more with tides and waves.
It carved its own path through rocks. Hopewell Rocks shows the power of nature – she sculpts, but she also destroys. The Bay of Fundy is so amazing! In the summer I painted the coast of the Fundy, and in winter I painted the snow.
When I first came to New Brunswick, I saw the snowy woods and mountains, so white and charming. I wondered, “Can I capture the snow and ice using my ink brush?”
So, again and again, I tried to capture the beauty of nature, using not only the ancient Chinese perspective and painting methods but also the Western painting style. Passion and serenity – they mix slowly in my ink, some in and some not in harmony, just like my new life in this new land.
After having passed this eventful winter, there’s a lot I want to express. I hope that through these works, I have captured the beauty of the Maritimes, this season, and this culture. It is all about the conversations between nature and me, rough or fluid, happy or sad, all from my soul.
Nearing the end of winter, we are awaiting spring.