Chinese painting demonstrations and workshops for art groups are provided periodically. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Chinese Painting materials can be hired for a small fee at all of my workshops and classes.


"At the Society's June meeting, we were all entertained by the gentle humour and consummate skill of guest demonstrator SHO-JEN DOWELL, who produced two exquisite pieces using Chinese brushwork techniques. We were also fascinated by Sho-Jen's explanation of the creation of Chinese lettering.

Bury St Edmunds Art society

"A first class demonstration enjoyed by all."

Mr B Morley, Demonstration organiser, St Neots Art Group

"Sho-Jen's demonstration and talk opened up a refreshing new approach to painting for me. Her exquisite images illustrated the philosophy which underpins the Chinese Brush Painting technique. It has certainly made me feel that I want to learn more about it.”

Mr M Fleming

“Recently I attended a workshop with Sho-Jen. It was great fun and a fantastic experience to try my hand at Chinese painting. Her enthusiasm is contagious and I very much look forward to the next one”.

Mrs. S. Robertson

"Sho-Jen's Chinese Painting workshop was excellent. Her skill as an artist and teacher together with her warm enthusiasm for the subject made the day so much fun. The hours flew by too quickly but left me keen to do more. Quite simply one of the best workshops I've ever attended."

Mrs G Harwood

"The Workshop was a great success and all the participants had a thoroughly interesting day. I reckon quite a few will go on to try their hand at it on their own. Congratulations!!"

M. Bossom

"The society was very appreciative of your talk and superb demonstration enjoyed by so many. It was very interesting to learn of the philosophy behind the materials used and to watch your very skilful application!....You made it look so easy!

Thank you very much and we hope you will be able to visit us again in the near future."

Ms K Wright, Bedford Art Society