Nina Pryde

Modern Ink Painter

The artistic journey of Nina Pryde is not progressed in a linear manner, nor can it be divided into separate periods stylistically. In actuality, it is developed in a criss-cross fashion, meaning that in a specific period of time, her work could display multiple stylistic approaches with traceable origins.

Pryde has such natural motifs as mountains, rivers, trees, rocks, hazy clouds and mist arranged in a multi-layered composition, leading them to be seen as if from a level, a higher or a deeper distance (which are the three traditional ways of representing space in Chinese landscape painting) at the same time. Through a blend of thick, pale, dry and wet ink with ‘the five colours of black’ (meaning the use of the varying shades of pure blacks and whites), Pryde conveys her feelings about the expansiveness and magnificence of nature.