Saturday, August 22, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
These ladies and I spent three wonderful days with Virginia Lloyd-Davies as our instructor. We had lots of fun and learned a lot. I learn something new every day. Each instructor I've had has helped me improve as an artist. Thank you Virginia!
Born in Washington, DC of British diplomatic parents, Virginia Lloyd-Davies and her husband Dennis DiVito moved from Scotland to Rockbridge County, VA in 1986. A Chinese brush artist since 1976, she has paintings in private collections in the U.S, China, Britain, Europe, Japan and Kenya. Her teacher was Chinese Master Painter I-Hsiung Ju, with whom she traveled regularly to China & Taiwan. Virginia has been a U.S. citizen since 2002.
You can find her website HERE.
Monday, April 13, 2015
My friend and amazing Sumi-e/Chinese Brush Artist - Mark Malecki was the featured artist at Dulles International Airport on 10 April 2015 in celebration of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.
The note below is from NOODLS.com, the gateway to facts.
Cherry Blossom-Themed Japanese Performances and Demonstrations Continue
Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports will host several traditional Japanese performances and demonstrations on Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10. The events are part of many cultural activities at both airports in honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
At Washington Dulles International
Friday, April 10: Sumi-E, also known as Japanese Ink Painting, will be demonstrated by artist Mark Malecki.
The local artists and musicians regularly perform in the Washington, D.C. region when the cherry blossoms are in peak bloom to showcase Japanese music, culture and heritage.
Monday, March 30, 2015
We had a wonderful reception at Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria yesterday. About 200 people attended and it was a pleasure to speak with so many people who enjoy art. It was particularly nice to see friends from the neighborhood - thank you Rob, Francine and Jaci Cannon; Pam and Kate; Ray and Lana; and friends in the area from Seattle - Alison and Joe.
Our NCAC Sumi-e group is a talented group of artists and our work will remain on display through April 26, 2015.
Please stop by and see some us.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I was proud to display one of my Chinese Brush Art paintings at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton along with some painting from my excellent teacher Hsi-Mei Yates, as well as other students and teachers. Hsi-Mei has been wonderful about encouraging me.
The Workhouse Arts Center is a wonderful venue for artists of all kinds. Their website describes it as:
"AN INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND EDUCATION IN THE UNIQUE HISTORIC SETTING OF THE FORMER DC PRISON."You can get to Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, in Occoquan, VA in less than 30 minutes from DC.