Green Tea Doodles has been created to allow me an opportunity to share my thoughts, sketches and other with my friends and whoever else might stop by. For the record, my background is architecture and art has been a persistant interest. An additional layer is my interest in things Chinese. Over the years, I have studied Chinese martial arts – tai chi, xin yi, ba gua, and others. I traveled in China and studied Chinese language in Taiwan for two years.While I was there in Taiwan, and actually looking for an instructor in Chinese brush, I met my gu zheng teacher. You never know what’s going to happen! So I have also studied Chinese traditional music. It meshes better than you might think with Celtic harp – which I have played off and on for some time.
This is all to say that there may be quite a range of topics happening here.
While most of the images on the site are created on the computer, the one above is acrylic on watercolour paper painted after I spent time in Taiwan. The town, Jiufen, is both touristy and touchingly nostalgic.
Please note that all the art work on this site is the property of the artist and held by creative commons license by Hilary Farmer 2008-2015. Please click on the Creative Commons icon for the link for the level of rights to use. Thanks.
The blog has evolved since the above was written to be mostly a forum for my artistic explorations in oil, and acrylic as well as ink & watercolour. In the meantime I have also moved from Montreal to the West Coast of Canada with new inspirations both in the outer world and my inner life.
Images created from 2016-2021 and ongoing are (C) – copyright – Hilary Farmer.