Welcome to the Double Happiness Studio MH website and, of course, Happy Chinese New Year. The Year of the Water Tiger begins on Tuesday 1st February 2022. We wish you peace and prosperity throughout this Tiger year.
We aim to inform, educate and entertain you with regard to Chinese Brush Painting (CBP) in general and our CBP work in particular. We hope to pass on our enthusiasm about this lesser known art medium (in the Western world) in a lively and interesting way.
The sense of an animating spirit beneath superficial appearance releases Chinese painters from the obligation to attempt a faux photo-realism (and misleads some Western observers into regarding their art as crude or unskilled). Accurate representation means nothing if the artist has not imbued his forms with qi.p.264 paraphrased, Chapter 9 The Fluid Art of Expression, The Water Kingdom by Philip Ball
On this site you will find some of our paintings, our blog, details of CBP workshops as well as information on Chinese Calligraphy and qìgōng among other Oriental arts. To find out more About us take a look at this page.
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