Traditional Chinese Art by Chen Hui Wei 魏珍輝

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If you’re in Kaohsiung (高雄), Taiwan, and are a fan of art, you may want to check out this post.  If you’re not in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, but are a fan of art, you may want to…check out this post.

Lotus by 魏珍輝 or Wei Chen Hui
Lotus (荷花) by 魏珍輝 or Wei Chen Hui
A little background:

My mother is Wei Chen Hui (魏珍輝), who is a painter for over 30 years.  Her Chinese Traditional art is of the Lingnan Style. Lingnan, which literally translates to “South of the Ranges” actually refers to a region in China south  of the ‘Five Ranges’ which are Tayu, Qitian, Dupang, Mengzhu, Yuecheng.  Many famous artists are of Lingnan style, and my mother is one of the artist to have learned the art of the Lingnan style.

Why did I mention Kaohsiung? Because she is currently having an exhibit in the the Kaohsiung Public Library (台灣高雄市立圖書館).  She will be there until either May 10th. Paintings are being sold, but don’t worry, they will remain there even when sold for the rest of the exhibit.  Feel free to take a visit no matter if you are an art connoisseur, art student, or even just someone with nothing to do one afternoon!

Tired of reading? Here, they say “A picture is worth a thousand words” So, here’s a few thousand

Here are some of her most popular paintings and my favorites (other than the Lotus above which is her most popular paintings!):

Eagle by 魏珍輝
Eagle by 魏珍輝
Tree Peony (牡丹花) by 魏珍輝
Tree Peony (牡丹花) by 魏珍輝
Mountain and Sea (山水) by 魏珍輝
Mountain and Sea (山水) by 魏珍輝
Landscape by 魏珍輝
Landscape by 魏珍輝
Nine Fishes (九魚圖) by 魏珍輝
Nine Fishes (九魚圖) by 魏珍輝. (Nine fishes represent good fortune and luck in Chinese Culture.)
Lotus by 魏珍輝 (Wei Chen Hui)
Lotus by 魏珍輝 (Wei Chen Hui)
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9 comments

  1. I actually read that article you tweeted few days ago lol! Your mother is very talented! Love the tree peony one. And I swear every Chinese household as at least one 九魚 painting. I know we do!

    1. Thanks! I wish I got more of her talent in painting, but nope completely went another route career-wise, haha. Yeah, I always see Chinese Paintings with fishes, but only like a few years ago did I learn that it’s always 9 and it’s a good luck thing.

  2. I found your blog through Freshly Pressed – congratulations!

    I love the Mountain and the Sea painting. It’s beautiful! Are you still in Taiwan?

    1. No unfortunately not :( I had to come back to the States and get back to work! lol… but I still got Taiwanese things saved to blog about – there were so much food + travel I did there :)

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