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About Winnie Davies
Started drawing portraits by self-taught as early as I remember at the age of 4 before I could read or write. I was fascinated to draw people. Perhaps that was the first thing I saw, being surrounded by people everywhere in Hong Kong. Before I went to the University of Hong Kong to study Fine Arts, I received my initial art training in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy from old Chinese masters in conventional way. I have found that my Chinese traditional training laid an important foundation for my art development later. Even though when I started oil painting and sculpture, I could still apply the theory of Chinese art into different media. For instance, the brave decision of Chinese ink painting strokes encourages me to spread oil paints on canvas boldly without hesitation. On the other hand, the preciseness of every stroke I learnt from Chinese calligraphy can be applied to every cut I make the decision in marble sculpture. One may not imagine that how Chinese calligraphy is linked to stone sculpture. In fact, their theories are the very similar. For example: every stroke you make on calligraphy has to be so forceful and precise on paper, it parallels to every cut I make on marble sculpture. If you make a mistake on your decision, a wrong stroke on paper or a wrong cut on stone, there is no U-turn. Therefore one may see a fusion of my Chinese roots into my oil paintings and my sculptures.
Born in Hong Kong.
1996 received a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hong Kong
1997 received a Master Degree in Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1996 started learning sculpture
2004 learnt marble sculpture in Italy.
Davies’ works have been exhibited in different venues in Hong Kong (including the University of Hong Kong), Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan, Canada and Italy. Her works have also been collected by Changchun International Sculpture Park Museum in China and private collectors.
Hong Kong Oil Painters’ Guild
Founder and President:
Club 4 Art
Joy Art Club
List of Major Exhibitions:
Public Art Exhibition
2014 “Sai Ying Pun – Seek & See” in Sai Ying Pun community and in the University
of Hong Kong.
2014 Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair at Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong
2014 “Child’s Dream” – Art Carnival in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2014 Spring Fair at Moon Gallery, Hong Kong
2013 Mad @West Kowloon – at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong
2013 Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair at Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong
2012-2013 Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium and Exhibition, Hong Kong
2011 12th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium, China.
2011 “Art & Fun Fair” in Penfold Park, Hong Kong
2011 Hong Kong International Race Day at Hong Kong Jockey Club Racecourse,
2011 Mad @West Kowloon – at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong
2009 Sculpture at Hong Kong Sea, Hong Kong
2008 Hong Kong International Sculpture Exhibition organized by Hong Kong
Sculpture Society exhibited at Tin Shui Wai Park and Wetland Park, Hong Kong
2004 Outdoor Stone Sculpture Exhibition in Azano, Italy
2014 – 2009 Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures in Joy Art Club
during Fotanian Open Studios
2013 “Windows – Reflections of Hong Kong Scenes” - A Solo Exhibition of Paintings
and Sculptures in Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2011 A Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures in the Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2010 “Windows” – A Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures in Culture Club,
Gallery, Central, Hong Kong
2009 “One Country Two Systems” – A Solo Exhibition of Oil painting & Sculpture at
Philia, Hong Kong.
1998 First Solo Exhibition by Winnie Davies at USRC, Hong Kong.
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