Description More commonly called namepainting. In ancient China, people believed that having their name painted was good luck. The calligraphy evolved into using animals, flowers and other characters to make the letters. These were then given as gifts on special occasions. The brushes that they used were pieces of leather sandwiched between two pieces of wood. Contemporary brushes are made of more durable materials and the paints are gouache, but every one is handpainted according to the customers specifications. Contact Sherie for a list of what the different characters mean and to get your own name immortalized. They make great gifts, too!
Sherie Griffith, North Carolina Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement A graduate of Antonelli Institute of Art & Photography Sherie has been drawing since she was a child. Taking advantage of art classes both private and throughout her public education, she excelled in drawing and design. Photo-realism is her primary focus while exploring a full range of subject matter and media keeps her creativity fresh.
Please check back frequently as pieces will be uploaded as they are scanned. If you've seen something at an exhibit that you would like to have, please contact the artist and she will make it a priority. Sherie can be reached through email at phthaloblu at triad dot rr dot com.