Brush painting. (photo submitted)
Brush painting. (photo submitted)

Local artist teaching chinese brush painting workshop

Published 8:46am Friday, August 2, 2013

Christine Mariotti, local artist with a special interest in Chinese brush painting will conduct a workshop on this unique style of painting on Saturday, August 3. The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the studios and gallery of the Tryon Painters and Sculptors, located at 26 Maple Street in Tryon.

Before moving to Tryon in 2008, Mariotti lived and worked in southern California where she studied for 10 years with Chinese painting master, Ning Yeh. Mr. Yeh has written and illustrated numerous books and made dozens of videos for cable television,  some of which won Emmys for their outstanding presentation in the field of art demonstrations. Mariotti also traveled to China twice with Mr. Yeh and his tour group and is well versed in Chinese culture and history.

The spontaneity often seen in the brush strokes of fine Chinese brush  paintings is somewhat deceiving as much practice is needed to obtain them.

The workshop is a good way to sample this beautiful art form without investing in many materials and to understand the discipline required to learn it.

For more information about the workshop and to register, contact Christine Mariotti at 828-859-8392 or cmariotti@windstream.net.

- article submitted by Christine Mariotti

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