HERE’S A FRAMED SIGNED AND DATED 1985 ORIGINAL VINTAGE MODERN COLOR ETCHING PRINT CREATED BY HONG KONG AND CANADIAN ARTIST LAW WAI HIN (B. 1939-) THAT DISPLAYS A GROUPING OF SAMPAN JUNK BOATS WITH THEIR RIGGINGS AND BATTENED SAILS ON FULL EXHIBITION ALONG WITH A ROUND ORANGE SUN ABOVE!

Please Note: This signed Law Wai Hin etching still retains its original gold-colored metal frame, double brown matting, and wooden backing!

Dimensions: The image size of the etching itself is approximately three by three inches (3” X 3”). The measurements of the etching’s paper or sheet size that can be viewed within the matte board are approximately four and one quarter by four and one quarter inches (4 ¼ X 4 ¼””) but are most likely larger as the etching extends underneath the matte board. Also, the overall dimensions of the original metal frame are approximately eight and one quarter by eight and one quarter inches (8 1/4” X 8 1/4”).

Signature: Pencil-signed in the lower right corner “Law Wai Hin 85” and pencil-numbered in the lower left corner with what appears to be “PH 2” (but this is open to interpretation).

Condition: The etching itself look to be in excellent and clean condition – absolutely beautiful! But please note, the etching has not been removed from the frame for a complete examination. The original gold-colored metal frame is in very good and clean condition with several small scratches and scuffs (not too bad). Overall, still a beauty!

And please see the other color etching print by Law Wai Hin available in a separate listing that is part of this same series of maritime subject matter.

Please scroll down to read the artist’s biography about Law Wai Hin.

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(the following information is courtesy the artist’s own website)

Law Wai Hin, AWS, SFCA - born in 1939, he began painting in 1956. Graduate of the Hong Kong Fine Arts Academy, he studied Western and Chinese painting under Ng Po Wan, Kwok Yan Leuna, and Leung Part Yu. Law Wai Hin is a full-time professional artist who also taught watercolors at the Department of Extramural Studies of the Chinese University in Hong Kong, as well as by giving private lessons.

From 1976 and continuing until 1990, Law Wai Hin exhibited and sold his artwork through his own art gallery in Hong Kong.

He has had a numerous one-man and group exhibitions in the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibitions, Monte Carlo Art Biennial, Macau Museum, National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Ayala Museum in Philippines. He also participated in the Asian Watercolor Confederation and exhibited in Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand Macau, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

Since his immigration to Canada in 1990, Law Wai Hin had numerous one-man and group art exhibitions both in Canada and the United States. As well, he has been awarded numerous prizes for his work such as:

1994 First Prize Annual Watercolor Exhibition Vancouver, BC
1995 Second Prize Annual Winter Juried Exhibition Vancouver, BC
1995 Spilsbury Bronze Medal Award Annual FCA Juried Exhibition Vancouver, BC
1998 Spilsbury Bronze Medal Award Annual FCA Juried Exhibition Vancouver, BC
2003 Spilsbury Bronze Medal Award Annual FCA Juried Exhibition Vancouver, BC
2003 Millard Sheets Memorial Medal Award American Watercolor Society New York
2004 Elsie & David Wu Ject–Key Award American Watercolor Society New York

Signature status and Memberships:

1995 SFCA Federation of Canadian Artists
1996 NWWS Northwest Watercolor Society
2004 AWS American Watercolor Society

Law Wai Hin mainly works in watercolors and acrylics. His style explores and depicts a subtle East-West balance that is apparent in his delicate, yet confident, brushwork and in his beautifully transparent, yet intense color.

Artist’s Statement

I have been a visual artist for many years during which I had experimented with various materials and media, including oils, acrylics and Chinese painting. I had also spent numerous hours researching various media, however watercolours were always close to my heart. In a moment of creativity, my mind attains a state of peace and tranquility, resembling a watercolour painting, a natural extension of my character, an expression of who I am.

In my earlier watercolours, I often felt the inadequacy in my technique to allow me to express the light and shadows as well as the mood of the subject. I took to heart the advice of many accomplished artists in this field to use the nature to learn from about application of light and shadows. I diligently studied the works of many watercolour artists in the anticipation to improve my artistic expression. However, the history of watercolour is young, and the body of knowledge on true watercolours is scant, as many well-known artists in this field have adopted ways of perception and techniques from oil painting. Though the application of technique insights from oil painting to watercolour can produce outstanding effects, I longed for an approach uniquely original to watercolours, completely independent of other methods. The road to arrive at such an approach was long and winding, and often difficult. Yet along the way, I met with numerous joys and surprises.

In the process of watercolour creation, there can be many challenges: addressing overlapping colours, removing excess paint, and applying the proper level of dampness, to name a few. These are no easy feats. In overcoming such challenges, what at first appeared to be a mistake often revealed new and untried elements, allowing for fresh perceptions and the emergence of new techniques that raised the creative expression to a higher level. In labouring along the path of trial and error, I brought forth my vision in watercolour works.

Life has been easy and tranquil since I moved to Canada, allowing me the opportunity to focus on painting and creativity. Though it took me a long time to adjust to the new culture and environment, I regained my ability to observe things around me through my soul's eyes, freeing myself from external influences. Coming in contact with Western art allowed me to learn to appreciate its vividness and nature; yet my passion still lies with the grace and spirit of the Oriental art. My present creativity is solely to transform my thoughts into form, be it an abstract or realistic painting, in the pursuit of creating my own watercolour utopia, using the knowledge I gained from the Oriental and Western cultures.

ITEM ID
1131
COLOR
Black, Gray, Orange, White
GENRE
Asian Modern and Contemporary Art
MEDIA
Etching
STYLE
Asian Art, Modern
THEME
Asian, Coastal, Marine, Modern, Nautical
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
AGE
Late 20th Century
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Framed Signed & Dated 1985 Original Vintage Modern Color Etching Print Created by Hong Kong & Canadian Artist Law Wai Hin (b 1939-) Displaying Grouping of Sampan Junk Boats w/ Riggings & Battened Sails on Full Exhibition along w/ Round Orange Sun!

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