Guanyu Shi studied at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in southern China in the 1960s. He studied woodcut as well as other art forms such as oil, watercolor, and Chinese ink brush.
Raised in Shanghai, where the Huangpu River runs by the metropolitan city, Guanyu cultivated a keen interest in water, ships, and boats. Lively sketches, smooth lines with pizzazz, and vibrant colors are all manifested throughout Guanyu’s works. He broke through the conventional techniques of the Chinese ink brush painting and formed his own style.
Guanyu’s watercolor pieces demonstrate his smooth and incisive brush strokes, revealing the vivacity of his subjects. He adapted the characteristics of woodcut into his oil paintings using strong contrast of lines and colors, concise and lucid, which convey a sense of exhilaration to the audience.
Chinese calligraphy is also Guanyu’s forté. He has participated in impromptu calligraphy performances at various events in China.
Guanyu’s work has been shown in various exhibitions and publications from China throughout the years. His Chinese ink brush titled Plain Sailing was collected by People’s Daily, a prominent national publication. Guanyu’s other works in oil, watercolor, woodcut, and Chinese ink brush were collected by various art establishments, companies, and individuals.
Guanyu has conducted demonstrations for fellow artists at the Newnan Artists Association and Fayette Fine Arts Society.
Guanyu and his wife, Meihua, a fellow artist, have participated in the Old Courthouse Art Show in Fayetteville, GA, and were awarded top places multiple times for their artistry. They both have works at Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone, GA.
During the studio tour
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Cash or credit card for in-studio transactions
Paypal for online payment through Fineartamerica.com
Guanyu Shi is no longer teaching.
before and After the tour
People who are interested are welcome to call his daughter, Angela, to set up an appointment to see his works at his home. Phone number is listed above.
Fine Lines Art and Framing
10 E Broad Street Newnan, GA 30263
From I 85 Exit 47 Go west on Bullsboro Dr (Hwy 34) until downtown Newnan, left on Jackson St., left onto S Court Square, continue straight onto E Broad St. on the left