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Weiming Zhao
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Weiming Zhao - Assiniboine Park Pavilion (December 21, 2016)
 
Weiming Zhao - Commission: CMHR
 
Weiming Zhao - Steeped in Early Morning Sunshine from the 9th Hole, Clear Lake Golf Course
 
Weiming Zhao - Clear Lake!
 
Weiming Zhao - Aspen Wood on Lake Katherine
 
Weiming Zhao - A Busy Summer Day at Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - Lake Katherine in Late Afternoon Sun, RMNP
 
Weiming Zhao - Clear Lake in Fall Colour
 
Weiming Zhao - Fall Coming to Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - Before A Summer Storm, 9th Hole Clear Lake Golf Course
 
Weiming Zhao - A Glimpse of Deep Bay in Late Afternoon Sun
 
Weiming Zhao - Water Foutain Behind The Visitor Centre, RMNP
 
Weiming Zhao - A Glimpse of Lake Katherine from Loon Island
 
Weiming Zhao - A Quiet Path with Elms, Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - Sunset in Assiniboine Park
 
Weiming Zhao - Duck Pond at Sunset
 
Weiming Zhao - Pavillion Standing at Last Light
 
Weiming Zhao - Meeting on the Foot Bridge
 
Weiming Zhao - Footbridge - High Noon 1
 
Weiming Zhao - Pavillion at Dusk
 
Weiming Zhao - Footbridge - High Noon 2
 
Weiming Zhao - In the Receding Light of Late Autumn Afternoon Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - A Charming Marina, Winnipeg Beach
 
Weiming Zhao - A Long Wooden Pier on Lake Winnipeg
 
Weiming Zhao - Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park in the Fall
 
Weiming Zhao - St. Boniface Cathedral in the Morning
 
Weiming Zhao - A Gladstone Landmark
 
Weiming Zhao - Woke up to a Beautiful Morning
 
Weiming Zhao - Flowerbed with Blooming Roses
 
Weiming Zhao - A Winter Wonderland
 
Weiming Zhao - Moon Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - Aspen Wood on Loon Island
 
Weiming Zhao - Painting on Whirlpool Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - Sign of Autumn
 
Weiming Zhao - Biking on Timothy Road
 
Weiming Zhao - Looking Down into Deep Bay
 
Weiming Zhao - Soaring into the Sky
 
Weiming Zhao - A View from the Verandah
 
Weiming Zhao - Tender Warm Street Light on a Dark Winter Night
 
Weiming Zhao - Human Rights Museum Across The Red
 
Weiming Zhao - In the Receding Sunlight from our Back Alley
 
Weiming Zhao - Colour Of Fall
 
Weiming Zhao - Skating at The Forks
 
Weiming Zhao - Aspen Wood on Loon Island, RMNP
 
Weiming Zhao - Freshly Cut From The Garden
 
Weiming Zhao - From Lake Katherine
 
Weiming Zhao - Early Morning at the Main Beach
 
Weiming Zhao - Return to Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - On the Way to Deep Bay, Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - Pavillion in the Park
 
Weiming Zhao - Moraine Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - A Warm Autumn Morning on the Course (Clear Lake)
 
Weiming Zhao - Lake Katherine Steeped in Afternoon Sun
 
Weiming Zhao - A Summer Stroll Along the Shore
 
Weiming Zhao - Walking Along the Shore
 
Weiming Zhao - Autumn at Assiniboine Park
 
Weiming Zhao - The Footbridge
 
Weiming Zhao - Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens
 
Weiming Zhao - A Glimpse of Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - The Halfway Tree
 
Weiming Zhao - Early in the Morning
 
Weiming Zhao - From the 9th Hole, Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - Vista Over Ominnik Marsh, Riding Mountain National Park
 
Weiming Zhao - Returning to the Aspen Wood, Lake Katherine
 
Weiming Zhao - Aspen Wood Steeped in Morning Sunlight
 
Weiming Zhao - Wasagaming
 
Weiming Zhao - Hay Bales
 
Weiming Zhao - View from the North Shore, Clear Lake
 
Weiming Zhao - A Triad of Three Species of Trees
 
Weiming Zhao - A Busy Day at the Main Beach
 
Weiming Zhao - To The Lake We Go!
 
Weiming Zhao - Pavilion at Assiniboine Park
 
Weiming Zhao - Assiniboine River Bank
 
Weiming Zhao - Assiniboine Park Path
 
Weiming Zhao - A Glimpse out of my Doorway
 
Weiming Zhao - Entrance to the Foot Bridge
 
Weiming Zhao - Provencher Bridge
 
Weiming Zhao - St. Boniface Basilica
 
Weiming Zhao - Spring Coming - Assiniboine River
 
Weiming Zhao - Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
 
Weiming Zhao - Hotel Fort Garry - East View
 
Weiming Zhao - A Walk In The Rain
 
Weiming Zhao - The Pavillion in Fall
 
Weiming Zhao - A Quiet Path
 
Weiming Zhao - Alive with Music
 
Weiming Zhao - Academy Road Live! - Looking West
 
Weiming Zhao - Galleries West Previews & Profiles - Summer 2009 p.25
 
Weiming Zhao - Weiming Zhao - Painting "en plein air" at the Pavillion at Assiniboine Park
 
Weiming Zhao - Academy Road Live
 
Weiming Zhao - Academy Road Live
 
Weiming Zhao - Academy Road Live
 
Weiming Zhao - Academy Road Live
 
Weiming Zhao - Academy Road Live
 

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Growing up in the sixties in a remote northwestern part of China during the Cultural Revolution, Weiming Zhao used his passion for painting and drawing as an escape from the difficult times.

In the late seventies Weiming taught himself to read and speak English from a book on pronunciation. His studies led him to a ten-year career teaching English as a second language in China and eventually to Canada to pursue further studies at Brandon University. Five years later, he returned to China to reunite with his wife and young daughter. Together they returned to Canada and settled in Brandon, Manitoba.

After a hiatus from painting and drawing of almost three decades, Weiming’s childhood passion for art was rekindled. It was in the summer of 2003 in Lake of Woods, Ontario where he once again picked up his brushes, paint and easel and has not stopped since. The result is a portfolio of over 1000 paintings and sketches created en plein air (in open air).


Artist Statement
“I enjoy the challenge of trying to interpret in paint what I see when nature presents its ever changing vista of infinite beauty from dawn to dusk. For years I have been taking my French easel or sketching box outdoors in rain or shine whenever I have an hour to spare or wherever I happen to be.

I can always feel the exciting tremor in my heart while my sight takes in the visual feast from my daily surroundings; whether it is a gentle ripple of water in a gust of wind in spring, or a cool shadow cast behind a summer tree, or a lonely cloud in the deep dome of a blue sky, or a falling leaf drifting from the autumn foliage, or a white expanse of snow in a winter field.

I always feel humbled and overwhelmed by the infinite power of nature's own palette. Whenever I find myself getting closer and closer to capturing a fleeting glimpse of what I see and translating it visually onto a piece of canvas, I can feel a surge of joy, it is the song of my heart.”



Selected Solo Exhibitions
Songs of Wasagaming, Wasagaming Art Centre, 2008
Chasing Light and Colour, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 2007
A Profile of a City, Keystone Art Centre Manitoba Summer Fair, 2006
Capturing a Fleeting Moment, Wasagaming Community Art Centre, 2006
Landscape, Memory and Emotions, Wasagaming Art Centre, 2004