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APRIL 2014

DEAR FRIENDS, It has been some 15 years now since the gallery first began representing artists from the Chinese mainland. These painters brought a whole new dynamic to the gallery with their strict, formal, academic training. Just as important, they also brought an unabashed enthusiasm that comes from having the opportunity to paint whatever subjects they were passionate about; something that up until the demise of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 would have been strictly verboten. The chance to travel west, literally opened up a whole new world to these artists and they were quick to seize the opportunity to move to the Western Hemisphere and pursue their artistic visions. Our April newsletter is dedicated to highlighting the newest works from these exceptional painters. Mian Situ, who joined the gallery in 2000, was among the first of these Chinese artists to find a solid niche in the world of western representational art, due in large part to his magnificent, historical paintings which tell the story of Chinese immigrants helping to settle the American west. Since then, the gallery has had the good fortune to sign on a handful of superb Chinese painters whose works have captured the attention of our diverse collector base. Huihan Liu, with his beautiful palette, brings us elegant scenes of celebrations and daily life among Mian Situ, Her Big Brother, 24 x 20 inches, Oil, $14,800 Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian tribes. Jie Wei Zhou, a master realist whose brushwork sings with a radiant impressionistic quality, paints the rich costumes and cultures of the Tibetan, Miao and other minority cultures in China. California based Calvin Liang, who is originally from Canton, has completely immersed himself in the West Coast lifestyle and over the years has become highly sought after for his coastal and sailing scenes which are rich in color and luminosity. The paintings of James Jiang explore the traditions and village life of southwest China, particularly the Miao and Tibetan people, but life in Arizona has also inspired him to capture imagery of the Southwest, including cowboy life and Navajo subjects. I invite you to visit our Scottsdale gallery and view these newest works during our annual East Meets West show which will hang throughout the month of April. This event, now in its 9th year, provides a powerful platform to showcase these artists who so brilliantly meld strong academic foundations with their unique, ancient heritage and more recent western influences. Kind Regards, Maryvonne Leshe Managing Partner Huihan Liu, Holiday Gathering, 30 x 24 inches, Oil, $20,000


EAST MEETS WEST | HUIHAN LIU MARCH 31, 2014 – APRIL 12, 2014 | SCOTTSDALE Reception: Thursday, April 10th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Moonrise, Northern Tibet, 14 x 11 inches, Oil, $4,500

Preparing For The Celebration, 40 x 30 inches, Oil, $31,000

Sunset Home, 20 x 20 inches, Oil, $7,800

Embracing, 18 x 24 inches, Oil, $8,300

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Riding Home, 9 x 12 inches, Oil, $3,100


MIAN SITU | EAST MEETS WEST

To Cherish and Protect, 12 x 9 inches, Oil, $5,000

Off to Grandmothers, 12 x 9 inches, Oil, $5,000 Wisdom, 16 x 12 inches, Oil, $7,000

Negotiation, 12 x 16 inches, Oil, $7,000

With Grandmother, 28 x 24 inches, Oil, $19,000

Young Lady of Cangyuan 20 x 16 inches, Oil $11,000

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E A S T M E E T S W E S T | JA M E S J I A N G

Feels So Good, 30 x 40 inches, Oil, $16,000

Orange Scarf, 10 x 8 inches, Oil, $1,200

Braids, 10 x 8 inches, Oil, $1,200

Preparing for the Festival, 30 x 24 inches, Oil, $10,000

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JIE WEI ZHOU | EAST MEETS WEST

Candy Stand, 36 x 48 inches, Oil, $29,000

My New Doll, 20 x 16 inches, Oil, $6500

One More Flower, 20 x 24 inches, Oil, $9,500

Harvest, 30 x 24 inches, Oil, $13,500

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Introducing J AY M O O R E

Hiking through forests, riding horseback, and even helicoptering in to remote areas are regular events in painter Jay Moore’s work day. The Colorado-based artist is a modern-day naturalist, very much at home amongst the elements while observing the natural world. Such extensive outdoorsmanship has given Jay a keen eye for the subtleties of the great outdoors. Natural talent and exposure to an early art education led Jay to graduate from art school at the top of his class. He worked in a graphic design firm in Denver for two years before working on his own as an illustrator. Looking back, he appreciates that the pressures of illustration pushed him to a level of professionalism that he carries with him today. It was after participating in a workshop with master landscape painter Clyde Aspevig, that he truly considered abandoning illustration for fine art. “After a week painting outdoors with Clyde, that was it,” says Jay. “I knew I wanted to be a plein-air painter.”

Autumn Brilliance, 60 x 80 inches, Oil, $49,500

Sundance, 18 x 24 inches, Oil, $7,250 Pleasant Valley Cottonwoods, 22 x 28 inches, Oil, $9,750

Dolores River Headwaters, 11 x 14 inches, Oil, $3,250

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Autumn at Big Bend, 22 x 28 inches, Oil, $9,750

Although Jay is perhaps best known for his extensive body of Colorado images, he has painted through out the inner mountain west, from Alaska to Canada and Arizona. His works are in private collections throughout the country as well as corporate and museum collections that include MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, the Denver Art Museum Permanent Collection, the Pioneer Museum Permanent Collection in Colorado Springs, CO and Lockheed Martin in Littleton, CO.


N E W WO R K S

New Works by Andrew Peters and Richard Thomas

Andrew Peters, Fall Pasture, 24 x 30 inches, Oil, $11,000

Richard Thomas, Scouts of the Highground, 20 x 30 inches, Oil, $15,000

Andrew Peters, Island Lake, 24 x 30 inches, Oil, $11,000

Richard Thomas, The New War Ponies, 24 x 36 inches, Oil, $17,000

Richard Thomas, Scout’s Report, 10 x 15 inches, Oil, $4,200 TRAILSIDEGALLERIES.COM

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C A LV I N L I A N G

Sailing For Fun, 12 x 16 inches, Oil, $2,400 Gondola, 15 x 30 inches, Oil, $4,100

Calvin Liang paints a variety of subject matter, but he is most passionate about capturing scenes involving the Pacific Ocean. The California based plein air painter is most at home painting seascapes and coastal vistas and often these scenes include sailboats with billowing white sails and tall ships with their towering masts.

The Pilgrim in San Diego Bay, 9 x 12 inches, Oil, $1,500

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