Annie Pelletier was born in Canada and currently lives in China. She completed her first oil painting at the age of 12, which instilled a lifetime of passion for art and painting. Annie has lived in and traveled to numerous countries, and the places she’s been to have also inspired her artwork, as well as enhanced her fascination with color, music, and movement. All of these factors have influenced her unique style, as she continues to create contemporary pieces that will carry viewers away into a vibrant and whimsical world, as she captures the surreal melody of each brushstroke on the canvas.
Madeline Churchill is an Artist and Teacher from the UK, who has been based in Tianjin since 2014. Following her studies at Oxford University’s Ruskin School of Art, she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Beijing Red Gate Gallery, a placement which introduced her to the principles of Chinese painting. Her works combine a western approach of mixed painting techniques, with the eastern practice of ink and calligraphy. Madeline draws on a range of imagery both found and imagined, to create her artworks, and it is this synthesis of influences, from travel and nature which brings a unique aesthetic to her work.
Artist Zhuang Xueyang (also known as Zhuang Wenqi) was born in Chaozhou, Guangdong, is the first graduate of the Oriental Art Department of Nankai University, Masters of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. She has a long list of accolades and is also currently a member of the Chinese Artists Association. She studied under some of the most famous Chinese painting and theoretical masters, such as: Fan Zeng, Du Ziling, He Yanzhe, and Huo Chunyang. Her painting style is fresh and elegant, hazy and detached, and have been collected by many institutions and private collectors. She was also selected as the Global Trend Outstanding Artist of the year in 2017.
Born in Tianjin, Yang Kui, graduated from The Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and has a Master’s degree in Chinese painting. She, like her counterparts, have a long list of laurels, and she is a member of many prominent organizations. She says that the inspiration for this series of works comes from many different perceptions and expressions; and capture the spirit of nature in landscapes (trees, flowers, stones, smoke, fog, rain, etc.) In this series, the fusion, collision, superimposition, and accumulation of the ink and other materials have formed infinite possibilities in movement, which provides a glimpse at the tangible and intangible, and captures similarities and differences in both the reality and illusion of the ink’s rhythm.
Xiao Pei, Xiao Pei
Last but not least, is floral artist Xiao Pei Xiao Pei, who brought the art and venue together with her amazing floral arrangements, which give us the feeling of being one with the exhibition. Xiao Pei Xiao Pei is now a senior flower arrangement teacher and has studied both Chinese and Japanese Ikebana flower arrangement. Recently, she is mainly dedicated to the study and promotion of the Chinese flower arrangement culture. In 2018, she was recognized by domestic and foreign statesmen, and was specifically invited to participate in the World Economic Forum, to perform and demonstrate the Art of Chinese flower arrangement.