Materials and Techniques

The Peony Girl practices Gongbi, a realist style of classic Chinese painting. She also paints in oil or mixed media to create a fusion of the East and the West. All signed limited edition prints are gicleé prints on German Etching paper. We currently research the most sustainable materials for our fashion face masks.

The Gongbi Technique

I practice Gongbi 工笔/工筆 which is a realist style of classic Chinese painting with meticulous and precise brushstrokes, oppose to Xieyi 写意/寫意 meaning “sketching thoughts” with interpretive and expressive freehand brushstrokes. Traditionally Gongbi paintings are created in ink and pigments.

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Spring Concerto - The Peony Girl
Spring Concerto - The Peony Girl
Spring Concerto - The Peony Girl
Spring Concerto - The Peony Girl

Spring Concerto

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Blooming peonies singing about the spring, echoed by birds, butterflies and bees. 

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 36 hours. 

 

Size (including the frame): 154cm x 85cm

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available from £120.

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Peony Blossom - Gold - The Peony Girl
Peony Blossom - Gold - The Peony Girl
Peony Blossom - Gold - The Peony Girl

Peony Blossom - Gold

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An original painting of tree peony blossom at night. 

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper mounted with silk over 18 hours. 

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Golden Age - Chrysanthemum - The Peony Girl
Golden Age - Chrysanthemum - The Peony Girl
Golden Age - Chrysanthemum - The Peony Girl

Golden Age - Chrysanthemum

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On a dark background, this original chrysanthemum painting is inspired by the Dutch golden age still life flower paintings in the 16th and 17th century.

The painting depicts flowers in bloom, flowers dying and new buds coming out,  symbolising life's circle. 

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper mounted with silk over 18 hours. 

Size (including the frame): 56cm x 75cm x 3cm.

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available here from £65.

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Golden Age - Peony - The Peony Girl
Golden Age - Peony - The Peony Girl
Golden Age - Peony - The Peony Girl

Golden Age - Peony

Regular price £670.00
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On a dark background, this original peony painting is inspired by the Dutch golden age still life flower paintings in the 16th and 17th century.

The painting depicts flowers in bloom, flowers dying and new buds coming out,  symbolising life's circle. 

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper mounted with silk over 18 hours. 

Size (including the frame): 56cm x 75cm x 3cm.

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Peony Portrait - Pink - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Pink - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Pink - The Peony Girl

Peony Portrait - Pink

Regular price £892.00
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Original painting of a red peony portrait.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours. 

Size (including the frame): 62cm x 85cm x 5cm.

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Peony Portrait - Yellow - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Yellow - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Yellow - The Peony Girl

Peony Portrait - Yellow

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Original painting of a red peony portrait.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours. 

Size (including the frame): 62cm x 85cm x 5cm.

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available here from £65.

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Peony Portrait - Red - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Red - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Red - The Peony Girl

Peony Portrait - Red

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Original painting of a red peony portrait.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours. 

Size (including the frame): 62cm x 85cm x 5cm.

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available here from £65.

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Peony Portrait - Purple - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Purple - The Peony Girl
Peony Portrait - Purple - The Peony Girl

Peony Portrait - Purple

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Original painting of a purple peony portrait.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours. 

Size (including the frame): 62cm x 85cm x 5cm.

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available here from £65.

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Peony Passion
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Peony Passion - The Peony Girl

Peony Passion

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Original painting of a pink peony on a light blue background.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 4 hours. 

Size (without a frame): 30cm x 30cm

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Turquoise Dream - The Peony Girl

Turquoise Dream

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Original painting of a dark pink peony on a turquoise background.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 4 hours. 

Size (without a frame): 30cm x 30cm

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Silk Hand Fan - Peony Collage - The Peony Girl
Silk Hand Fan - Peony Collage - The Peony Girl
Silk Hand Fan - Peony Collage - The Peony Girl

Silk Hand Fan - Peony Collage

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Original painting on a silk hand fan of fragmented peonies and porcelains scattered in a contemporary manner. 

The painting was created with pigments and ink on silk over 20 hours. 

Fan size: 48cm x 28cm; fan box size: 49.5cm x 28.5cm x 2.5cm.

The hand fan stand is not included. 

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available from £65.

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Silk Hand Fan - Porcelain Blue - The Peony Girl
Silk Hand Fan - Porcelain Blue - The Peony Girl
Silk Hand Fan - Porcelain Blue - The Peony Girl

Silk Hand Fan - Porcelain Blue

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Original painting on a silk hand fan of light blue peony flower on a navy background which is splashed with gold dusk, as if the light blue peony is made of porcelain.  

The painting was created with pigments and ink on silk over 13 hours. 

Fan size: 48cm x 28cm; fan box size: 49.5cm x 28.5cm x 2.5cm.

The hand fan stand is not included. 

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available from £65.

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Peony Blues - The Peony Girl
Peony Blues - The Peony Girl
Peony Blues - The Peony Girl
Peony Blues - The Peony Girl

Peony Blues

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Original painting of a bouquet of blue peonies in a Chinese "happy" vase. The character on the vase means "Double Happy" which is used for weddings. Between petals, an orange spider hanging down with its image reflected in the hand mirror.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 12 hours. 

Size (including the frame): 65cm x 85cm x 5cm.

Signed limited edition fine art Giclée print on German Etching paper (the print quality is similar to an original painting) available here from £65.

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Oils & Mixed Media

Oil paints are creamy and scrumptious. It’s very satisfying for me to use oils to create my flower paintings since it gives me a different texture and vibrancy than the flat Chinese ink and pigments. I also like to mix different media together to create a fusion of the West and the Orient.

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A Cluster of Florish - The Peony Girl
A Cluster of Florish - The Peony Girl
A Cluster of Florish - The Peony Girl

A Peony Bouquet In The Moonlight

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This painting is an experiment of different media on both silk and canvas. The white flower was created with Chinese ink and pigments on silk before attached to the dark background on canvas. The rest was developed in oil to form a depth.

Size: 60cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 1cm (D)

The peonies in this fine art painting are basking in the glow of the moonlight giving it a subdued and melancholy affect as one can feel it is almost reaching for the last rays of light before the darkness of the late evening. It was one of a series of 3 in this experiment.

 

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Splendour - The Peony Girl
Splendour - The Peony Girl
Splendour - The Peony Girl

Splendour

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This painting is an experiment of different media on both silk and canvas. The red and pink flowers were first created with Chinese ink and pigments on silk, before mounted onto the canvas, finished off with oil to form a 3D effect.

Size: 60cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 1cm (D)

I can think of no better word than splendour to describe this painting. One of my favourite past times is to visit the wonderful properties of the National Trust. I was in a well known country house and seen this splendid bouquet of flowers in their oriental room! It was one of those moments of sheer delight that my ancestry and my new home country fused in my imagination.

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Rising above the Silt - The Peony Girl
Rising above the Silt - The Peony Girl
Rising above the Silt - The Peony Girl

Rising above the Silt

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This painting is an experiment of different media on both silk and canvas. The waterlily was created with Chinese ink and pigments on silk to emphasise its purity. The rest was developed with a mix of oil and ink, to form a heavy texture, creating a contrast with the waterlily.

“Rising above the Silt” is a Chinese phrase depicting water lily grows out of muddy water, but has kept its purity. This implies the virtuous of integrity. 

This painting has won the major prize of The Yellow Book Project (nationwide) to help support mental wellbeing.

Size: 60cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 1cm (D)

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Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl
Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl
Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl

Sunset Rest

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The sun shining through the french window on an empty armchair. Are the peony flowers the wallpaper behind the armchair, or a wonderland outside the window? Is the armchair waiting for you quietly, or you just left leaving it in its wonderland?

The painting was created with Chinese ink and pigments, wax and oil on wood panel over 20 hours

Size: 40cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 0.5 (D)

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Outside the Vase - The Peony Girl
Outside the Vase - The Peony Girl
Outside the Vase - The Peony Girl
Outside the Vase - The Peony Girl

Outside the Vase

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The chrysanthemums were painted with traditional Chinese method, and sealed with wax, on top of which the vase, the table and the clothes were painted in oil. This method helps to bring out the three-dimensional effect.

The vase is empty longing for flowers; but the flowers on the wall live in a different world. They seem so close, but yet so far apart.

The painting was created with Chinese ink and pigments, wax and oil on wood panel over 20 hours

Size: 40cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 0.5 (D)

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Melody of Tranquility - The Peony Girl
Melody of Tranquility - The Peony Girl
Melody of Tranquility - The Peony Girl
Melody of Tranquility - The Peony Girl
Melody of Tranquility - The Peony Girl

Melody of Tranquility

Regular price £670.00
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The peony flowers and the birds of heaven were created in the traditional Chinese method, and sealed with wax, on top of which the piano was painted with oil. This brings out the three-dimensional effect.

This painting quietly celebrates the beauty of melancholy.

I am proud to have won the major prize of NHS Leicestershire Trust - The Yellow Book Project to help support mental wellbeing.

The painting was created with Chinese ink and pigments, wax and oil on wood panel over 20 hours

Size: 40cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 0.5 (D)

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Fine Art Prints

We offer high quality signed limited edition fine art prints on all my original paintings. They are reproduction Gicleé prints on German Etching paper.

What is Gicleé print?

Gicleé print is an inkjet printing process often used for fine art reproductions. Gicleé is a French word for spray which is exactly how the ink pigments are created on archival paper. The difference between a gicleé print and a digital print is that gicleé prints last for a long time. That’s why this printing process is widely used for fine art prints. 

To qualify for a gicleé prints, it needs to meet the following four criteria:


1. Resolution - The original piece of art should be professionally scanned or photographed at 300 dpi or higher resolution.

2. Ink - The ink must be pigmented (not dye). There also needs to be 8 or more different colored pigmented inks used in the printer.

3. Paper - The paper must be 100% archival. With that said there are a wide variety of materials available for giclee printing (as long as it’s archival) such as: canvas, gloss paper, mat paper, velvet paper, watercolor textured paper, and specialty artisan paper.

4. Printer - The printer itself must be a wide format inkjet printer. (This is not your everyday household office printer).

What’s German Etching Paper?

We have chosen German Etching paper to reproduce my fine art. It’s a type of paper produced by Hahnemühle and is a patented traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper. It’s a perfect choice for the gicleé printing process and able to show the vibrancy of the inkjet colours on a velvety surface. Some of my reproductions look like the original art to an untrained eye. You can check the technical details of this paper on Hahnemühle’s website.

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Fine Art Prints: Sunset Rest - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Sunset Rest

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

 

The sun shining through the french window on an empty armchair. Are the peony flowers the wallpaper behind the armchair, or a wonderland outside the window? Is the armchair waiting for you quietly, or you just left leaving it in its wonderland?

 

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Fine Art Prints: Outside the Vase - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Outside the Vase

Regular price £65.00
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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

The chrysanthemums were painted with traditional Chinese method, and sealed with wax, on top of which the vase, the table and the clothes were painted in oil. This method helps to bring out the three-dimensional effect.

The vase is empty longing for flowers; but the flowers on the wall live in a different world. They seem so close, but yet so far apart.

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Fine Art Prints: Melody of Tranquility - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Melody of Tranquility

Regular price £65.00
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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

The peony flowers and the birds of heaven were created in the traditional Chinese method, and sealed with wax, on top of which the piano was painted with oil. This brings out the three-dimensional effect.

This painting quietly celebrates the beauty of melancholy.

I am proud to have won the major prize of NHS Leicestershire Trust - The Yellow Book Project to help support mental wellbeing.

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Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Purple - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Purple - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Purple - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Purple

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

Original painting of a purple peony portrait. The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours.

 

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Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Yellow - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Yellow - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Yellow - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Yellow

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

Original painting of a red peony portrait. The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours.

 

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Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Red - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Red - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Red - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Red

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

Original painting of a red peony portrait. The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours. 

 

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Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Pink - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Pink - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Pink - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Peony Portrait - Pink

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

Original painting of a red peony portrait. The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 11 hours.

 

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Fine Art Prints: Turquoise Dream - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Turquoise Dream

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: 20cm x 20cm.

Original painting of a dark pink peony on a turquoise background.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper.

Turquoise is such as a special colour to me and the name we use today is derived from a French word meaning "Turkish" because the mineral found its way to Europe through Turkey from the Middle East and the Far East.

It was also well known to the Aztecs who referred to is as chalchihuitl. Maybe it should be Chalchihuitl Dream?

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Fine Art Prints: Peony Passion - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Peony Passion

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: 20cm x 20cm.

Original painting of a pink peony on a light blue background. The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 4 hours. 

It is one of my most popular fine art prints as many clients tell my they love the brightness and brashness of the colours. It is a nice way to bring a room with little sunlight some of the beauty of an English garden in summer.

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Fine Art Prints: Peony Blues - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Blues - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Blues - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Blues - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Peony Blues

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

Original painting of a bouquet of blue peonies in a Chinese "happy" vase. The character on the vase means "Double Happy" which is used for weddings. Between petals, an orange spider hanging down with its image reflected in the hand mirror.

The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper over 12 hours.

 

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Fine Art Prints: Peony Blossom - Gold - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Blossom - Gold - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Peony Blossom - Gold - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Peony Blossom - Gold

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4.

An original painting of tree peony blossom at night. The painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper mounted with silk over 18 hours. 

Have you ever been in one of those lovely English gardens in the late evening where someone has carefully placed an accent light? That was the inspiration for my original painting and the memory still resonates with me.

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Fine Art Prints: Golden Age - Peony - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Golden Age - Peony - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Prints: Golden Age - Peony - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Prints: Golden Age - Peony

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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

On a dark background, this original peony painting is inspired by the Dutch golden age still life flower paintings in the 16th and 17th century. The painting depicts flowers in bloom, flowers dying and new buds coming out, symbolising life's circle. 

The original painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper mounted with silk over 18 hours. 

 

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Fine Art Print: Golden Age - Chrysanthemum - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Print: Golden Age - Chrysanthemum - The Peony Girl
Fine Art Print: Golden Age - Chrysanthemum - The Peony Girl

Fine Art Print: Golden Age - Chrysanthemum

Regular price £65.00
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Signed limited edition fine art prints on demand. Fine art prints are using giclée printing technique on German Etching paper leaving the prints look like an original painting.

Print sizes available: A4, 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm. Please contact us for other sizes.

On a dark background, this original chrysanthemum painting is inspired by the Dutch golden age still life flower paintings in the 16th and 17th century. The painting depicts flowers in bloom, flowers dying and new buds coming out, symbolising life's circle. 

The original painting was created with pigments and ink on rice paper mounted with silk over 18 hours. 

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