Sheila's Chinese Brush Paintings

Her work in Chinese brush painting is beautiful and serene in the traditional style, yet there are modern and abstract qualities to it.
Sheila paints in two different styles, Fine Line and Free Brush Stroke.

Sheila loves to do florals - especially chrysanthemums and peonies. She also does landscapes. She likes to use clean lines, clear colors, and some degree of abstraction in her painting. Sheila attempts to maintain some traditional techniques, but opens her creation to a modern, contemporary mood.

Like most artists, Sheila began her art learning in Hsieh Yee, or Free Brush Stroke style, using calligraphy techniques, which she did in elementary school as a child in China. Having done Chinese writing with a brush has been a great advantage and Sheila likes the free flowing expression this style allows.

Later, Sheila began to take interest in a different style of painting called Gong Bi, or Fine Line. This style is very detailed and requires a lot of painstaking work. Several thin layers of paint are applied, with more layers for darker colors.

Sheila studied intensively in private lessons from the following artists/professors:
1) Ping-Guang Zhou, Fine Line Style – attended classes every two weeks, all day classes for 18 months;
2) Chow Chian-Chiu, Landscapes – weekly classes for 12 months; and
3) Chow Leung Chen-Ying, Flowers and Birds – classes for several months.

Here, you will find paintings created by Sheila in both styles mentioned above. Her house in Southern California is like an art gallery. She has a variety of paintings for sale.

If you are interested in purchasing one of Sheila's paintings, please email