Notes on a Journey

By Ai Shah $12,500

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 130cm by 130cm

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About the Artist

A Brief History

Ai Shah was born and grew up in Japan and moved to Australia with her husband in 2005.
She started studying oil painting under well-known Australian artist Marcel Desbiens. She progressed quickly and in 2010 won the inaugural Lethbridge 10 000 Art Award with a small-scale water study. She had her first exhibition of paintings in 2009 with KiLN Gallery, Brisbane. This was followed by another two solo shows in 2011 as well as exhibiting her works at art fairs in Sydney and Melbourne. She is fast developing a reputation for her exceptional painting skill and compositions.

“When I paint, I find my everyday concerns fall away and I’m left with only the joy of colour and canvas.” - Ai Shah

Education

2005 BIA, casual course, Brisbane
2006 Drawing class by Yuhaku Kimura, Yokohama
2006-09 Mentor class of Marcel Desbiens, Brisbane

Exhibitions 

2016
A Fine Balance, Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane


2015
Water Tales, Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2014
Water Drum, Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2013
Gallery Highlights Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Lethbridge 10000 Finalists Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2012
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Group Exhibition, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay
Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Melbourne
Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2011
Rotary Art Spectacular Finalists Exhibition, Brisbane
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Melbourne Art Fair 2011, Melbourne
Clayton Utz Finalist Exhibition, Clayton Utz, Brisbane
The Best of Lethbridge10000, Melbourne
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

Awards

2016
Rotary Art Spectacular

2011
Rotary Art Spectacular, People’s Choice Award

2010
Lethbridge 10000 Finalists Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane - Winner
Solo exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Sydney Art Fair 2010, Sydney

2009
Solo exhibition, KiLN Gallery, Brisbane
Group exhibition, Hanasho, Brisbane



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