Kwong Kuen Shan
Chinese Brush Painting

and Online Gallery

 

 

Welcome 

 

to Kwong Kuen Shan's Chinese Brush Painting Website.

 

Kwong Kuen Shan is a Chinese painter and writer who lived and worked in London for many years. In 1994 she moved to live and work in Wales, where she continues to paint, exhibit her work and teach Chinese brush painting.

She was born and brought up in Hong Kong where she studied both English and Classical Chinese. She later studied traditional Chinese Brush painting and developed her own style from that background. "The Cat and The Tao", was her first book, and her second book is "The Philosopher Cat", published Heinemann/Random House buy here.

A note on Chinese names: Chinese names put the family name first, then the personal names. So Kuen Shan is her own name, and Miss Kwong the polite form of address.

 

Here you will find

  • some introductory information about Chinese brush painting

  • some information about the painter (below)

  • information about Books

  • galleries of paintings which can be bought as prints

  • contact details.

Prints are near fine art quality, using Epson Claria Premium long life inks on acid-free 300gsm heavy card: expected 30+ year life behind glass.

News: Kwong Kuen Shan's The Orchid Cat, first published as

Le chat à l’orchidée by l'Archipel, Paris, on 15th October 2015, and by Edizioni Ippocampo, Milan in Spring 2016: other languages to follow!

 

AND:

Also new from Archipel, Chats du Tao, a brilliant new idea: a book of 10 prints of Kuen-Shan's paintings, plus heavy card mounts to match the prints - ready to assemble. On sale now in France, €24.95.

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Kwong Kuen Shan's next exhibition will be at Gallerie Orenda in Paris in October 2017: Previous recent solo exhibitions have been at Gallerie Orenda in February 2016 and March 2014, and at Galleria Cortina in Milan, June 2015. Some paintings are still available by arrangement with Gallerie Orenda.

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Kuen Shan's two most recent books published in English are:

The Tao of Dogs (Three Willows Press 2016)

and

Portrait of Wales, a Chinese View (Three Willows Press, 2015).

Go to Books page for more details and how to buy.

And last but not least:

Announcing the next opportunity to see and buy Kuen-Shan's originals, prints, cards and many other products: Crickhowell Open Studios, 27th-29th May 2017, in St Edmund's Church, Crickhowell, NP8 1BB (See 2016 brochure).

 

The Cat and the Tao

Available at good bookshops.

 

Selected images from

The Cat and the Tao

are available from the painter as

Signed Limited Edition

Fine Art Prints (Lithographs): if you are interested, contact me

 

 

    

Postage and Packing

~ Included in all prices 

 

Prints of the pictures from her two books, from her public exhibition Somewhere in China, and from her Landscapes Collection and her Flowers Collection are on sale from this website at the prices shown. Prints are now near fine art quality prints using Epson Claria Premium long-life inks on acid-free 300gsm heavy card.

 

Access picture galleries by clicking below or at The Galleries on left.

 

 Also on the website: some pages giving information About Chinese Brush Painting. Just click on that link wherever you see it, and you can read some of the background to the techniques, illustrated and referenced to pictures in this site.

saffron
 
 

The Cat and the Tao

 Collection

prints of all the pictures from

Kwong Kuen Shan's first book
View Collection

 

  Currently showing Saffron
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Price:£25 (A4)

 
 

 

The Philosopher Cat

Collection

prints of all the pictures from

Kwong Kuen Shan's second book.

View Collection

 

 

Currently showing Little Friends.

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Price £25 (A4)

 

 
 
 
 

Somewhere in China

 Collection

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Currently showing Winter Silence
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Price:£12
Size:12 cm X 12 cm

 

 

Flowers

 Collection

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Currently showing Camellia
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Price:£25
Size:21 cm x 20 cm

     
 

Landscapes

 Collection

View Collection

 

 

Currently showing Autumn Air
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Price:£25
Size:21 cm x 29.7 cm

 
 

 

All images and text are copyright Kwong Kuen Shan and cannot be reproduced without her permission.