Welcome to our Studio

Happy Chinese New Year 2022 – Paul Maslowski

Welcome to the Double Happiness Studio MH website. The Year of the Water Tiger began on Tuesday 1st February 2022. We wish you peace and prosperity throughout this Tiger year.

Reclining Tiger - Claire Seaton 2021
Reclining Tiger – Claire Seaton 2021

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.

Blue Green Landscape after Wang Jian - detail - Paul Maslowski 2019
Blue Green Landscape after Wang Jian – detail – Paul Maslowski 2019
Claire teaching at Litchborough 2018
Claire teaching at Litchborough 2018

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Any feedback is always gratefully received. Thank you