The Water That Impresses Me
Art by Sandy Cheung

Get Close to a Place, 36" x 48", oil on canvas, 2013

The Water That Impresses Me explores aquatic sceneries through abstraction in appreciation of water, which sustains life and the environment. The flowing effect and spontaneous brushwork create a sense of movement, representing energy, power and hope. I am motivated to create because of my fascination for radiant colors and water's powerful movements, striving to bring pleasure to the eye using strong colors. Meaning is also integral to the work as I express emotion, my passion for nature and my concern about environmental issues.

It's Energizing, 30" x 40", oil on canvas, 2013
The Wild Green, 24" x 48", oil on canvas, 2013

Early training in Chinese calligraphy influences my spontaneous and purposeful brushwork, which reveals my mind's sense of movement. Each impulse is released through marks in pre-determined actions executed through dipping, pressing, and turning with sudden variation of speed. The gestures merge with Western art techniques, focusing on harmony, balance and contrast to form my composition.

The Floating Plants, 30" x 48", oil on canvas, 2013
It's Treasured, 36" x 48", oil on canvas, 2013

Abstraction allows me to explore non-representational colors and forms to depict nature through my imagination. What my mind imagines is translated into abstract forms. The irregular and speedy strokes form powerful and energetic water movement and environment subject matter implying that lack of water will occur if people keep wasting water.