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In Search of Inspiration - The Art of James Tan    How To Paint Birds by James Tan
James Tan graduated from the Singapore Academy of Art in 1972 and continued his studies with Chinese brush painting masters in Singapore, Taiwan and San Francisco until 1980 establishing himself as a master of the traditional and Lingnan schools of Chinese brush painting with his own distinctive style. He has taught and lectured extensively world-wide, including The National Museum Art Gallery (Singapore), The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Birds in nature because of the geographical, climatic and living habits are different, wide range of varying sizes and various shapes. Chinese paintings of birds, reproduction of birds natural properties, such as the peacocks ,Golden pheasants and Mandarin Duck show their magnificent wings and eagles and cranes show their varied dynamics. On the expression of the intention of the painter, reflect the painter’s aesthetic conception and aesthetic intent .....
         
   Liu Kang  1911 - 2004      Chen WenHsi    1906 - 1991
He was born in Fujian Province and he spent his early years in Malaysia, studied art in Shanghai and Paris, and taught art in Shanghai during the 1930s. Under the influence of Chinese artist and art teacher Liu Haisu (1896–1994), Liu admired, and often appropriated the styles of French-based modernist painters such as Cézanne, van Gogh and Matisse. Liu Kang came to Singapore in 1942 and had been He was born in Baigong in Guangdong province, and had his early education at Chen Li Primary School and St. Joseph Middle School. After graduation from secondary school, Chen Wen Hsi decided to study full-time in fine art at the Shanghai College of Art in 1928, despite his uncle's objection. Unhappy with the college, Chen transferred to the Xinhua College of Art in Shanghai,
         
   Cheong SooPieng   1919 - 1983      Lee ManFong   1913 - 1988
Cheong was born the youngest of seven children in Amoy, China. His parents were neutral to his choice of education, when Cheong took to studying art at in the Xiamen Academy of Fine Art in 1933. In 1936 Cheong graduated and attended Xinhua Academy of Fine Art in Shanghai for further studies, only to have his education cut short with the breakout of the Sino-Japanese War and the school destroyed by Japanese invaders in 1938. (b. 1913, Guangdong, China–d. 1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) was a prominent artist based in Indonesia and Singapore. Primarily working with oil paintings, Lee was associated with the Nanyang style, which blends Chinese techniques and subjects with Western composition styles and mediums.
         

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In his years of study with established masters of the Lingnan school and more than fifteen more years of teaching other aspiring artists, James Tan has now emerged as a leader of the next generation of Lingnan brush painting masters.  James Tan's contemporary work retains the same e......

 

Mr. Tan has won an extensive list of awards and honours and has exhibited extensively. 36 one-man shows in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Dubai, Bahrain, Australia, England, Germany, the U.S.A., and Canada.  James' recent works retain the same exquisite ..........

 

   
 Lingnan School of Painting   2009 AsiaNetwork Asian of the Year Awards
Lingnan' or 'South of the Ranges' refers to that part of China to the south of the 'Five Ranges' which are Tayu, Qitian, Dupang, Mengzhu, Yuecheng. These ranges separate the river basin of Changjiang, or the Yangzi River, in the central part of China fr'om ................... Mr. James Tan is a Chinese Canadian Brush Artist/Painter from Vancouver, British Columbia. In his years of study with established masters of the Lingnan school and more than fifteen years of teaching other aspiring artists, Mr. Tan has now emerged as a leader of the next generation........
   
Lingnan Master Gao Jian-Fu   Lingnan Master Gao Jian-Fu
Gao Jianfu younger brother, Qifeng, accompanied him to Japan, where the younger man studied the art of Japanese realism, or Nihonga. This painting, with its combination of Western naturalism and Japanese decorative style, is a superb example of the manner he learned in Japan. Gao Jianfu began studying with a prominent local artist, Ju Lian, in Keshan, Guangdong at the age of fourteen. He learned under his master's tutelage to paint flowers, plants, and insects in a subtle and highly naturalistic manner. Immediately before he executed this set of paint...
   
 Lingnan Master Chen shu-ren   Japanese Connection
Chen Shu-Ren, whose original name was Shao, alias Nianhua-weixiaozi, Dean-laoren and Ershan-shanqiao, was born at Mingjing Village of Panyu District in the Guangdong Province. At the age of seventeen, he studied painting under Ju Lian, the great flower painter of ......

Although the Lingnan School stresses renewal and creativity, its essential spirit does not reside in rejection of traditional methods and inspiration. Rather, we consider ourselves heirs of tradition and we strive, clearly, toward a catholicity which reassesses traditional techniques and values, .......

 
   
 Ink-Wash Master Au Ho-Nien   Lingnan Master Chao Shao-Ang
A painter with the bearing of a master, one can almost hear birdsong sounding through the mountains/ As he rises aloft to the Milky Way, he looks back on the innumerable peaks below . . . (Chao Shao-Ang)Thirty years ago Au Ho-nine master Chao Shao-Ang, whose paintings of flora and fauna Chao Shao-Ang is a native of Guangzhou, Guangdong. He founded the Lingnan Art Studio in Guangzhou. In 1937 he served as the head of the Department of Chinese Painting at the Guangzhou Municipal College of Fine Arts and in 1948 as a professor in the Department of Fine Arts at

 
   
Art Course   The Student  Gallery

Instructor : James Tan

Graduated from the Singapore Academy of Art in 1972 and continued his studies with Chinese brush painting masters in Singapore, Taiwan and San Francisco until 1980   ............................

 

Students From Singapore | Students From Johore | Students From Vancouver |Students From other City |Exhibition - 1986 | Exhibition - 1994 | Abemys Art Exhibition-1997 | Linda Chua - 1999 | Dancing With The Brush - 2000 |......

 

 

 
   
Lectures & Demonstrations   Bichon Frise

The James Tan Art Gallery offers Lectures & demonstrations will be on a monthly basis held on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Gallery.  limited up to 12 - 15 only. Information on these demonstrations, called "Painters in Action", ......      

 

 

The Artist hand signs each card,  Greeting card

size: 5" x 8".Cards are CDN$4.50 each ?minimum of 10 assorted cards, Shipping is actual cost, no handling fees.

 

 
   
Chinese Zodiac   Rental Gallery
More than 30,000 years ago, Chinese ancestors invented the 10 Tian Gan (or heavenly stems) and 12 Di Zhi (or 12 earthly branches for chronological purpose. Later, people used 12 animals to symbolize the 12 earthly branches in order to make things easier to memorize ...........

The Art Space support Fine Artists working in all media to develop professionally, to obtain venues for exhibitions, demonstrations and classes, and to reach wider audiences.  We believe in helping artists to develop .........

 

 

   
ART  BOOK   ART CARDS

Chinese Brush Painting

by James Tan and his Students

 

12"x 12" book full colour with more than 70 pcs  of art work by James Tan and his  students in Singapore.  plus postage.  

 

 

 

 

The Artist hand signs each card,  Greeting card

size: 5" x 8".Cards are CDN$4.50 each ?minimum of 10 assorted cards, Shipping is actual cost, no handling fees.

 

 

 

   
 

 

               

 

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