An Opening Reception for “Artwork by Christopher Zhang” is slated for Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fresh Ayer Gallery in Old Lyme. The reception is free and open to the public.
Born in Shanghai, China, Zhang acquired a BFA degree in China and a MFA in the United States. In addition to creating subject matter paintings, he specializes in portraiture and landscapes. His versatile styles and skills in both still life and Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy have also won popularity. His primary painting medium is oil. Others are watercolor, acrylic, gouache and Chinese ink.
As a professional artist, Zhang has focused on two types of subject matter in his paintings:
- Chinese minorities and their indigenous cultures and traditions:
- Classical Ballet Dance