Considering Art Podcast – Orlanda Broom, landscape and abstract painter

In our latest podcast episode, British painter Orlanda Broom talks about why her hyper-coloured landscapes are more than just decorative, how a stay in Portugal revived her passion for art, how her process for painting landscapes and abstracts differs widely and how she enjoys painting large-scale commissions.

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Mao Jianhua – The Spirit of the Valley

“When you paint, you should feel empty and calm and the painting will come out automatically, full of energy, full of life.” So says 64-year-old Chinese artist Mao Jianhua whose first UK exhibition, The Spirit of the Valley has opened at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

The exhibition comprises a series of 48 landscapes in ink on paper rooted very much in the ancient Chinese tradition of Shan Shui. They reflect the  philosophy of universal harmony and immortality.  

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