Wind & Frost by Sui Feng Wu

This painting, measuring 80 cm x 80 cm, to me, has characteristics of art from the Dutch School as well as those of Renaissance art.  Wind & Frost is an expression, in Chinese, referring to the hardships of ones journey through life. The expression on the man's face shows a tension in his relaxedness: a resignation without apology.  The painting has the darkness of the Dutch school with the man belnding into the dark background, and the brushwork has the fine, yet ethereal feel of the Renaissance.  On composition and style, it is a great portrait painting 

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Leona Craig Art specializes in contemporary Chinese art, including oil paintings, modern watercolor paintings, Yixing zisha teapot art, and sculpture.  The gallery is located in Guangzhou, China, and we have established relationships with artists and the art community, in China.  Our founder, Craig Mattoli, has a background in investment and in art.  He has been involved in both businesses for several decades at various locations around the world.  He currently teaches finance and economics at a university, in China, in addition to running the gallery.  He also has been writing articles about art and investing for various publications around the world.

We specialize in the mid-range of prices because not only are there many talented artists in this group but also we have found that the high end of many markets for art and other investments often becomes too hyped.  Indeed, it is always the underdiscovered, overlooked parts of any market that offer the best opportunities for investment.  Our gallery is located in Guangzhou because there are many fine Chinese artists, in Guangzhou, and the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts had early connections with the original school of contemporary Chinese oil painting, in Hangzhou.

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