Project Description

Colleen Baxter

Colleen studied and practised Chinese Brush Painting for 3 years in the early 90’s with Jane Evans, Qu Lei Lei and Jenny Scott who are all well-established Chinese brush artists. Since then she has been painting in her own style, exhibiting and selling her work in a number of galleries across the country.

Chinese Brush painting (also known as ‘Ink Painting’) has two main styles; Gongbi, or Fine Style meaning “meticulous”, which consists of highly detailed brushstrokes and is often highly coloured and usually depicts figural or narrative subjects, and Ink and wash painting, also loosely termed watercolour or Freestyle, is where the artist aims to complete the painting in ‘one breath’, using as few strokes as possible.

All Chinese brush paintings are completed on hand made xuan papers. The ink and colour contain a lot of glue, which Colleen hand grinds herself. This means the painting should not run too much during the wash stage which is when the painting is finished and is mounted onto thicker paper and once dried, is trimmed and pressed under weights. When Colleen feels happy that her painting is finished and complete, she signs it using her chop, a stamp, which is her name in Chinese.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Annual Exhibitor at The Gallery

Fish and Lotus

Chinese ink

6″ x 8″

£250

HMS Medway

Chinese ink

9.5″ x 15.5″

£375

Mountains and Waterfall

Chinese ink

13″ x 20″

£575

Landscape on Xuan Paper

Chinese ink

8″ x 4″

£200

Poppy Fan

Chinese Ink

20.5″ x 12″

£500

Poppies

Chinese Ink

5.5″ x 12″

£300

Red and Purple Poppies

Chinese Ink

8″ x 11″

£95

Rose

Chinese Ink

8.5″ x 10.5″

£295

Red Poppies

Chinese Ink

8″ x 11″

£95

Peonies

SOLD

Plum Blossom

Chinese Ink

4.5″ x 5″

£195

Plum Blossom fan

£69

Magpie

Chinese Ink

4.5″ x 5.5″

£175

The Croft in the Woods

Chinese ink

13″ x 9.5″

£395

Poppies on Folding Scroll I

Chinese Ink

11.5″x 33″

£250

Poppies on Folding Scroll II

Chinese Ink

11.5″ x 33″

£250