Mr Sze Chiu Leung (梁仕釗大師) is a prominent Chinese artist. He was born and educated, and spent the majority of his life, in Hong Kong. After he retired, he moved to Sydney, Australia with his family. Mr Leung has been painting and practising Chinese calligraphy for over 50 years. During this time, he has mastered the techniques passed from earlier generations, and transformed traditional Chinese painting into his own contemporary style. The subject matters of his painting range from the more traditional peonies to other flora and fauna such as domestic pets, Australian native parrots and Australian native flowers.
In more recent years, Mr Leung has been closely studying the works of calligraphy master, Huai Su (懷素), from the Tang Dynasty, and through practice created his own calligraphy style. His works show incredible strength and power and yet flow like a river – a rare combination indeed.
Mr Leung has held solo exhibitions of his works in many locations across the globe, including Hong Kong, Toronto, New York and Sydney, and his works are treasured by collectors around the world. His more recent works include “The 100 Treasures Collection”, “The 100 Peonies Collection”, “The Twelves Gods and Goddesses of Flowers” and “Sze Chiu Leung Interpretation of Ancient Poetry”.
The Twelve Gods and Goddesses of Flowers is a series of twelve exquisite paintings, each depicting a specially chosen flower as its subject matter, and perfectly complemented by poetry written in the artist’s unique style of calligraphy. In his work, the artist uses the essence of each flower to represent a legendary character in Chinese history.
The Plum Blossom – the flower goddess of January
The Magnolia – the flower goddess of February
The Peach Blossom – the flower goddess of March
The Peony – the flower goddess of April (Featured Image)
The Azalea – the flower god of May
The Lotus – the flower goddess of June
The Cockscomb- the flower god of July
The Cassia- the flower goddess of August
The Chrysanthemum – the flower god of September
The Hibiscus- the flower goddess of October
The Camellia – the flower god of November
The Narcissus – the flower goddess of December
For further information, please see :
Sing Tao Weekly (星島周刊), Vol 849, 2017.02.04, p 66-67
and visit the websites:
Susan LEE Shu-Shing Retrospective Exhibition 李祖升國畫回顧展覽
Chinese Cultural Centre, Chatswood 車士活中華文化中心
2016.11.12 (Saturday) to 11.21 (Monday)
Ms Susan LEE Shu-Shing is a native of Shandong and grew up in Taiwan. She studied Calligraphy, both Chinese and western painting, seal carving and photography with famous teachers and scholars.
Ms Lee taught fine art at high schools, art schools, tertiary institutions in Taiwan. She migrated to Sydney around 1990 and has been teaching Chinese painting at Christian Coummunity Aid (CCA), Eastwood weekly for more than 20 years without remuneration. She has taught innumerable students and her service to the fine art education and to the Chinese Community in Sydney is enormous.
李祖升女士, 山東黃縣人, 成長於台灣, 是當代少數知名的傳統水墨畫家. 先後曾受教於多位名師, 研習國畫, 西畫, 書法, 篆刻及攝影.
她天資慧穎和勤奮,其所繪花鳥, 溫和親切. 所畫之作品,無不佈局合理,濃淡自然, 一瓣一葉, 莫不渾如天成, 筆致充滿韻律之美. 又擅繪山水, 簡約有韻, 筆境超逸, 自成一格.
李女士從事藝術四十餘載,從事藝術教育工作亦二十餘年. 先後任教於台灣中學和專科藝術學校. 移民澳洲悉尼後, 於伊士活基督教華人社區成人教育中心義務教國畫. 桃李滿門, 極受學生愛戴.
在台灣時, 曾先後應邀參加國內和海外國畫聯展暨國展多次, 足跡遍及美加, 馬來西亞, 香港及韓國, 廣受好評, 獲獎無數.
來澳洲後,亦屢獲獎狀. 曾舉行多次師生國畫展覽和個人畫展. 相隔十四年後,李祖升女士再提供畢生佳作以饗各界同好, 歡迎觀賞指教.
Mr CHOW Korn Chuen Leo (周幹全先生) is exhibiting his major works in Chinese painting at the Chinese Cultural Centre at Chatswood (中華文化中心).
Date: 1 June (Wednesday) to 6 June 2016 (Monday) (except 5 June, Sunday)
Mr CHOW Korn Chuen Leo (周幹全先生) is a master artist of Chinese flower and bird painting. Born in Dongguan County, Guangdong Province (廣東省東莞縣) in 1942, he spent most his early years in Hong Kong. Since 1964, Mr Chow has studied with Master Szeto Kei (司徒奇大師), a famous artist, art educator and the founder of Cang Cheng (蒼城) School in Hong Kong. Master Szeto migrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1980s. Painting the peonies, red cotton flowers, wisteria, roses, morning glory, peacocks, herons, and carps are Mr Chow’s specialties. He has mastered all the meticulous techniques of flower paintings, developing at the same time his own style. He is adept in catching the spirit of his objects. All his works are inscribed with his elegant calligraphy. He has studied Chinese Calligraphy with renowned Chinese Calligraphy Master Mr Chan Hing Hung (陳荊鴻老師) and Seal Carving with renowned scholar Mr Chan Yu Shan (陳語山老師). Mr Chow migrated to Sydney in 1985 and he had worked in the Blue Mountains. He has held many painting exhibitions in Sydney, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and other cities. At present, he teaches Chinese painting and calligraphy at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Chatswood.
See below two examples of his major works. I strongly recommend art lovers to visit Mr Chow’s exhibition.
Source: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)
Source: The Art of LI Fenggong (李鳳公)