ARTISTS learning Chinese Brush Painting will be holding an exhibition of their work produced in the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Members of the Oxfordshire Chinese Brush Painting Group are holding a Spring exhibition on Saturday, April 30 to Tuesday, June 7 at 35 Oak Street Café in Didcot.

The paintings on display will be those the members produced in lockdown while being taught weekly by Chinese artists over Zoom.

Herald Series: Member Jing Li helped organise Zoom lessons for the groupMember Jing Li helped organise Zoom lessons for the group

Jean Wykes, a member of the group, said: “When covid started one of our members, Jing Li, said, ‘This is terrible, we need to keep motivated and carry on with our painting’ and we agreed.

“Much to everyone’s amazement, she got three artists to teach us over Zoom. We had lessons in calligraphy, landscapes and brush painting.

“So every Wednesday morning for two years we had all these lessons and to say thank you to all these artists, Jing Li thought it would be nice if they sent over some of their work for an exhibition.”

An exhibition of the Chinese artist’s work took place at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Station Road at the start of the month.

Mrs Wykes added: “As a consequence of that exhibition, the members of our group will be doing an exhibition of their own work inspired by the Chinese artists.”