Chinese Ink Brush Painting
Opening Reception March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Chinese Ink Brush Painting Exhibit
Fred N. Delanoy, an internationally recognized artist specializing in the ancient art form of Chinese Ink Brush Painting, will have a rare exhibit of his works this weekend at the Piedmont Center for the Arts.
Gallery hours of the exhibit will be Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, from 12-3 p.m., with an opening night reception on Friday, March 10, from 6-8 p.m.
Born in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1952, he has been surrounded and influenced by beautiful Asian art work and Asian influences throughout his life. He studied the basics of art, but found his true enjoyment in the thousand-year-old art form of Chinese Ink Brush Painting.
Chinese Ink Brush Painting depicts the idea of the subject through the unique perspective of the artist. It is the expression of the artist’s perception of the subject expressed through brush and ink. Fred has specialized in painting only the “first gentleman,” Bamboo. In addition to his many traditional works, Fred also brings a unique Western perspective and style to many of his bamboo paintings.
Fred has traveled to China, Hong Kong and Taipei, Taiwan, where he toured the National Palace Museum, the greatest depository of fine Asian art works in the world. He was able to view the original “The Manual of Ink Bamboo” (1350) by Wu Chen (1280-1354). He is most heavily influenced by originators of Northern Sung Ink Bamboo paintings, the Grand Masters Su Shih (1036-1101) and Wen Tung (1018-1079).
Fred’s ink bamboo paintings and silk scrolls have been shown in the U.S. and in Shanghai, China. His paintings also hang in private collections in Hong Kong, Scotland, Canada and the U.S.