CDS member Ann Massing will be holding an exhibition  “East to East: The Chinese Literati Tradition and East Anglia” from 2-12 June  in Wells-next-the-Sea.  The Exhibition will be open 11am-4pm daily at the Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AU.

Painter and printmaker Ann Massing uses a fusion of Eastern and Western styles, in particular the Chinese literati style using traditional materials. First trained in Western art for her profession as a painting restorer, she began painting in the literati style of the traditional Chinese painter-scholar following a trip to China in 1986.

As a regular visitor to Wells-next-the-Sea, this exhibition of prints and paintings in Chinese ink and watercolour includes many views of the local area. Nature has always been at the heart of East Asian painting and also of her own work; she says: “As for many, the natural world is a source of joy, inspiration and restoration – a remedy for the business of our modern life”.

She adds:

… “I have found that my study of Eastern art complements and balances what I have learned from our Western culture. In our globalized 21st century, ancient Eastern heritage has become part of a single world culture that we in the West can all draw upon to enrich our lives.”