Chinese brush painting (sumi-e), painted by myself in Brighton, UK.
Inspired by the peony flowers in my garden this spring, I created this beautiful piece for the Brighton Artists Open House exhibition AOH2023.
This is an original Chinese painting, or sumi-e art, depicting peonies. It is hand-painted on gold flake single Xuan rice paper, using Chinese natural inks and mineral colors, in the Lingnan style, which incorporates more colors than the traditional approach.
It is signed, dated, and stamped with stone seals that I personally carved. Two seals bear my first name and surname, and another one symbolizes best wishes.
Painted in my home studio in Fiveways, Brighton, Plum Blossom Ink Art.
The original painting has been backed with mulberry paper and then framed in a bespoke oak frame.
Dimensions of the original art: 33cm x 66cm, or 13" x 26".
Dimensions in the bespoke oak frame: 40cm x 74cm, or 16" x 29".
Packaging: The artwork will be sent in a well-protected package.
This is NOT a print or reproduction; it is my original artwork.
In China and Japan, peonies mean ‘king of flowers’, and are used in important holidays. They are also known to symbolise wealth, because for a really long time only Chinese emperors used peonies. In Japan, they represent bravery, honour and good fortune.
✨A perfect gift for someone who loves nature! ❤️ Or simply for yourself.
I hope this painting brings you as much joy as I experienced while creating it.
Delivery: Free within the UK. Please allow 5-7 days for delivery.
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Gift options: If you are sending the artwork as a gift to someone else, please email me at email@example.com to let me know. I will wrap it beautifully before dispatch.