Maggie Cross

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Welcome to my website. I hope you will like the new look and the different approach. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries about Chinese Brush Painting. As you can see, I have my paintings on sale as well as books and my DVD. I also sell Chinese Brush painting materials so please let me know if you require anything or advice on what you should purchase, especially if you are new to this wonderful art form. I have also listed the courses I am running this year so hopefully I will get to meet you at one of these.

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Hampshire Open Studios Saturday 21st - Monday 30th August 2021

I will be taking part in the Hampshire 'Open Studios' which is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries free of charge. Hampshire Open Studios feature over 250 studios, galleries, artists and art groups and details of events in your area can be found on here. I will be opening my doors on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August from 10.00 - 16.00 and then from Friday 27th to Monday 30th over the bank holiday. - read information here about how to enjoy your visit during HOS 21st-30th August.

Chinese Art will be available painted on silk and various paper in different styles and it will range from full framed paintings to silk fans and cards.

Hampshire Open Studio

Hampshire Open Studio

Hampshire Open Studio

Hampshire Open Studio

Hampshire Open Studio

Lockdown with a Chinese Brush:

During these extraordinary times I thought I would share with you my paintings during lockdown. They are mainly flowers as I am lucky enough to have a garden which provided my inspiration.

Lockdown began in Spring and my 'Prunus Autumnalis' was in full swing. Inevitably it was windy, hence the petals blowing around.

Prunus Autumnalis

Then a neighbour dropped in some of her camelias for me. I put them in a bowl and painted a quick sketch.


I had been given some tulip bulbs in the autumn and these painted on silk are 'Angelique;. Definitely the star of the show. One painted more life like but I rather like painting an enlarged flower head.


Next came the magnolias - certainly all the flowers this year have bloomed their hearts out! The pigeon is added because I was given a bird feeding station for Christmas in the hope of seeing some little birds. Althought there have been one or two sparrows and bluetits, the most loyal visitors are the pigeons and I have to say, I have developed a soft spot for them. They waddle in for a drink then pick up what food they can reach!

Magnolia with pigeon

My climbing rose 'City of York' has been spectacular this year. It gow along the fence and was like a brides veil.

'City of York' climbing rose

The red rose is called 'Guinea' and has a wonderful perfume.

'Guinea' rose

Next came the iris and poppies. Need I say more except the bees just love the poppies.



To keep my students going I devised a lesson on fish and I have included a couple of the compositions.


Last but not least - a change from flowers inspired from my photos I took on a safari holiday. I feel it sums up lockdown (well, certainly mine) so I have given it the title "Where are all my mates?". Of course, it also highlights the sad demise of these beautiful creatures.

Where are all my mates

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