When East meets West - Mae Hung
Pearl Ellis Gallery Jul 28, 2022 – Aug 20, 2022
The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Mae Hung. The show, entitled When East Meets West, runs July 28-August 20. Mae moved to Canada almost fifty years ago after spending her childhood years in Hong Kong. She began painting thirty years ago as a hobby; after retirement it became a passion.
Mae moved to the Comox Valley four years ago where she enjoys being close to nature, walking often on trails and greenways for exercise and also to get to know more about the focal points of her paintings.
Mae’s love of nature is obvious in her work – fish, flowers, birds, trees, water and mountains, the changing seasons – all are subject matter in her delicate watercolour paintings on paper. During the pandemic, painting has helped her process difficult emotions, missing time with her mother, children and grandchildren.
Mae has been a member of the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation, a member of the International Lingnan School and currently serves as Director of the Chinese Canadian Culture and Art Association. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada and Asia and her paintings are in private collections in Canada and abroad.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, July 30, 1-3 pm with the artist in attendance. Admission is free and all are welcome.