Notes on a Journey

By Ai Shah $12,500

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 130cm by 130cm

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About the Artist

A Brief History

Ai Shah's passion is to paint water.  

What she wants to depict in her painting is the moment of tranquility.  

'It is the moment things slow down, very quiet, beautiful and, it feels like you are right here. It doesn't matter that you are standing in the pond with strong wind in the noisy place. The moment exists everywhere, but you can only encounter it when you breath with the earth. The moment is very subtle, it only stays for a little while usually, but painting the moment tunes me again to being there. I love painting it. It is my life challenge how often I can see it, how long I can stay there. This challenge and painting is inseparable. It would be wonderful if my painting can bring you to this moment.'

Four years after arriving in Australia from Japan in 2005, Ai started this journey. She trained under Marcel Desbiens for several years. In 2010,  she won the inaugural Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award with 'Suns Swimming with Lillies'. Since then Ai has been showing her paintings annually at Lethbridge Gallery in Paddington, as well as exhibiting her work at art fairs in Sydney, Melbourne, San Diego and Hong Kong

Education

2005 BIA, casual course, Brisbane
2006 Drawing class by Yuhaku Kimura, Yokohama
2006-09 Mentor class of Marcel Desbiens, Brisbane

Exhibitions

2018
Inner Bloom, Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane

2017
The Sun Behind the Clouds, Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane

2016
A Fine Balance, Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane

2015
Water Tales, Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2014
Water Drum, Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2013
Gallery Highlights Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Lethbridge 10000 Finalists Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2012
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Group Exhibition, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay
Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Melbourne
Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2011
Rotary Art Spectacular Finalists exhibition, Brisbane
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Melbourne Art Fair 2011, Melbourne
Clayton Utz Finalist Exhibition, Clayton Utz, Brisbane
The Best of Lethbridge 10 000, Melbourne
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Awards

2016
Rotary Art Spectacular

2011
Rotary Art Spectacular, People’s Choice Award

2010
Lethbridge 10000 Finalists Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane - Winner
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Sydney Art Fair 2010, Sydney

2009
Solo Exhibition, KiLN Gallery, Brisbane
Group Exhibition, Hanasho, Brisbane


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