Foundation of Chinese ink work and concept is to present the mind of the painter. Through my close encounters with nature, I appreciate the philosophy of "Harmony between Humanity and Nature."
This philosophy has become the spirit of my Celestial Horse Art.
Class consists of the following:
Fei Pai's Expressive Splash Ink
Creation of the style -- calligraphic roots to the subject matters
Incorporate modern visual concepts
Painting instruments and medium -- brush, ink stone & shuen paper
Theory and techniques
Use the relationship of the main subject horse and the background landscape to express the philosophy and mind of the drawings
Express the concept of void
Hands-on painting lesson
About the instructors
Yeh Fei Pai
Born in 1950. Yeh Fei Pai is an accomplished "Expressive Splash Ink" painter who hails from Taiwan. He blends distinct calligraphic strokes with modern, cinematic principles to create unique and unpredictable compositions for his Celestial Horses.
Fei Pai's Celestial Horses and landscapes are the personifications of his mind and emotions. He returns to Gualala as part of his mission of educating communities through arts and to share his latest creations.
Eric Kevin Yeh - son of Yeh Fei Pai
Born in 1984. From a young age, Kevin has struggled with the duality of being culturally American and Chinese. The inheritance of his family's art allows him to transcend language and bridge between the two cultures.
A former biologist turned designer, he emerged not as a left or right brained person, but a whole brain person.
Co-published, with Amy Inn, "Yeh Fei Pai's Celestial Horses."
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.