Lexi Zhu

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I was born and grew up in Nanjing, a provincial capital city in east China. I have never thought of becoming an artist until I move to Canada in my early 30’s. A paint night event at a local restaurant in Edmonton magically opened this door in my life. Since then, I have taken different courses from the internet: sketch, acrylic and watercolor. Eventually I settled at Chinese painting, the place where my heart belongs.

Flowers, plants and animals are my favourite themes. I collect materials from daily life like my cat, birds and ducks in the pond, trees or plants from a neighborhood park. My interest lies in perusing a soft, subtle and tranquil mood which my ancestors have been creating for thousands of years. Living half a world away following their path fills me with a feeling of wistful affection and nostalgia.

I’m still learning and practising. The journey is long but the views on the road are magnificent.

Edmonton Art Club Artwork