Carmen LEE

Chinese painting is both exciting and therapeutic. It is exciting because it offers countless possibilities – one can never tell what a painting looks like until the ink is dry. It is calming because when I paint, all I can think about is my painting and nothing else. Learning to paint is learning to see – I take great pleasure in observing the colors change as they are gradually absorbed by the paper. The complex chemistry between the brush, the ink, the paper, and the artist never stops to amaze me. I also enjoy exploring Chinese painting on different media. On this page, you’ll find the result of letting my Chinese brushes dance on different kinds of paper, from traditional Chinese Xuan paper to Western style watercolor paper.

Twilight in Alicante

Twilight in Alicante

2016 Ink and colour on paper 301 x 400 mm

Black Beauty 1

Black Beauty 1

2014 Ink & Color on Paper 350 x 700 mm

Black Beauty 3

Black Beauty 3

2014 Ink & Color on Paper 350 x 500 mm