My Chinese style painting wasn't all that traditional, it has a modern feel because of the western influences I had absorbed. Lou Xiang

Born and educated in Shanghai, China, Lou Xiang evolved as a painter from producing political propaganda to western artistic styles. When he migrated to Australia in 1988 he had already discovered the joys of traditional Chinese painting.

Lou Xiang fuses the drama of an Australian bushfire landscape with his own interpretations of traditional Chinese brush and ink painting and calligraphy.

Portrait of Lou Xiang, 1995Portrait of Lou Xiang, 1995
Source: The Herald and Weekly Times