6 x 8"
oil on panel
A new addition to my series ArtistZ - and I will say, the hunt for an artist for the letter Q wasn't easy. I narrowed it down to three painters and chose the one that spoke to me - Qi Baishi.
Qi Baishi, a Chinese artist, born in 1863, is one of the most famous contemporary Chinese painters who could paint nearly every subject matter and is best known for his flowers, birds, insects and fish. It is said 'he mastered the ability of suggesting the essence of his subject with a few, brief strokes.' Which is why it appeals to me - it is very Zen.