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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Freda McCann

Freda McCann

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Artist Work

Hidden Message
2017
Mixed Media
30"x11"
Storm Approaches
2017
Mixed Mediaa
18"x18"
Having Fun
2017
Acrylics
30"x11"
Frustration
2017
Mixed Media
15"x11"
Whispers from the Past
2018
Mixed Media
54"x26"
In Search of Wisdom
2016
Mixed Media
24"x24"

Artist Information

County
Howard County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Traditional Chinese landscape paintings are primarily built on brush strokes using black ink, a style inspired by the tranquil Taoist philosophy. The ink brush stroke is the major element, where I have added a new dimension to my work, yet retained the feeling of the traditional Chinese landscape by collaging my own calligraphy. The collage, which allows the creation of multiple layers and texture, is not used in the Chinese painting process. The writing, poems by my Great Uncle, is obscured and only meaningful to me.

Artist Bio

Freda was born in Washington DC. She studied Chinese Traditional Painting in Taipei, Taiwan from 1955 with Chun-pi Huang and C.B. King. Minored in Art at the University of Maryland from 1961-65. Later studied Chinese Landscape painting with the renounce master C.C. Wang in New York City from 1981-2003. Studied watercolor with Diana Marta in the 90’s. Taken many workshops with Skip Lawrence, Joe Mayer and Katherine Chang Liu. Freda has had 10 Solo Shows, 11 Duo Shows and participated in more than 10 group shows in USA since 1999. She currently lives and work in Maryland and Virginia in the US.