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Oiyee At Oystudio - Fine Artist

Oiyee At Oystudio

Toronto, ON - Canada

The two sides of me...   My sumi paintings are essentially monochromatic.   I find boundless freedom in expressing myself through different shades of black, white and grey.   I love to use minimal strokes capturing the essence while leaving enough white space for the viewer's imagination.   That stems from the Taoist thinking - sometimes not doing anything is action in itself.   Like My Facebook Page (Chinese art) My website: (Chinese Art) With acrylic, watercolor and oil, I feel like a 4 year old child rolling on the floor coating myself...more










Enjoy your holidays everybody! 

The Toronto Zoo is now selling my framed Limited Edition Prints at their gift shop. These special prints are custom designed with the names of the Toronto pandas Da Mao, Er Shun, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue. Do visit the zoo if you have time ... 

A pair of baby pandas were born in Toronto, and there was a public vote being held for their names. The Toronto Zoo commissioned me to produce three hundred custom signed limited edition prints as gifts for the guests at the VIP Event on March 7, 201... 

Here is the other panda painting of mine which is now hanging outside the boardroom of the Toronto Zoo. It is titled " Happiness Is Getting Along ", inspired by the Chinese saying á樂也融融. áI created 5 pandas representing... 

Happy New Year

February 2nd, 2016

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1 Exhibition Photos

February 2nd, 2016

December, 2013 The Third ICCPS International Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition has successfully wrapped up. I am so excited to receive the photos. Here's the  

Best wishes to you all!  

I got the scrolls back from the ICCPS international exhibition in China, together with the exhibition book, the award I got and a set of brushes. My paintings of were exhibited at the Anshan City Pulic Cultural Centre in Liaoning, China. The ... 

Pumpkin Fun

September 22nd, 2015

Pumpkin Fun 南瓜樂 (sumi-e by Tai Oi Yee) Gearing up for Halloween. Just thought I'd give it a fusion twist and paint the pumpkins with Chinese ink and colour on rice paper.  

Happy Easter

April 3rd, 2015

Happy Easter !  

Happy Year of the Goat

January 22nd, 2015

Happy Year of the Goat! The year starts on Chinese New Year's Day, February 19, 2015. Here is my grass calligraphy for the Chinese character Goat. Chinese writing dates back to over 5000 years ago. Chinese characters evolved from pictographs to... 

Flow With The Ink Workshop

October 10th, 2014

I was invited to host a workshop for the Art for Cancer Foundation. This art session was aimed at helping those living with cancer, their families and caregivers as well as cancer survivors. The workshop on September 15, 2014 at the Wychwood Barns C... 

My panda painting was part of the exhibition, "With One Stroke" at the Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales, Australia from August 15 to September 7, 2014. This is first time in Australia that a government regional art gallery has supported thi... 

Oi Yee's calligraphy is used as the title, and featured in the beautiful book  

The third ICCPS international exhibition has successfully wrapped up. Two of my paintings were exhibited there. I sent my paintings to Tokyo's head office where they arranged the scroll mounting and transport to China for the exhibition. Can't wait... 


August 6th, 2013

Just received this photo from a client who commissioned me for the "tiger" calligraphy. He did an excellent job with the framing! Chinese writing dates back to over 5000 years ago. Chinese characters evolved from pictographs to more abstract ... 

Happy Year of the Snake

February 9th, 2013

Happy Year of the Snake! The huge snow storm in the Northeast is now over. We are starting the new year with a sunny, lovely day. The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, and the start of the year is based on the cycles of the moon, and this ... 

I have just received my paintings back from France. I am so thrilled that I won the ICCPS French Award at the " On the Tracks of the Mind Zen" exhibition which was held in Maulevrier, France. The organizer, Gregory Cortecero, has sent me I a... 

Award at the Anshan Exhibition

December 10th, 2012

Just got my paintings back from Japan. Mr. Yakata did a great job with the mounting of my paintings, and transporting them to and from the exhibition at the Jade Buddha Temple in Anshan, China. I really appreciate it. The works of artists from Chin... 

Maulevrier, France: August 25 - September 2, 2012 Exhibition: On the Tracks of the Mind Zen I've been invited to exhibit in Parc Oriental de Maulevrier which is Europe's largest Japanese garden located in Maulevrier, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la ... 

Early August has been busy. I sent my two painting scrolls to the exhibition in MaulÚvrier, France a couple weeks ago. Now I have also sent my other two mounted paintings to Tokyo, Japan where they will have them nicely mounted on hanging silk scroll... 

The Art As A Healing Force Exhibition organized by the Art for Cancer Foundation at the Toronto City Hall was a success. Over 60 international artists displayed their work and several shared their healing stories through art. Two hundred people att... 

I just dropped off my artwork for the "Art As a Healing Force" Exhibition at the Toronto City Hall. The exhibition is held by The ART for Cancer Foundation from February 17 to 24, 2012 in the Rotunda at the Toronto City Hall. The multi-media exhi... 

Year of the Dragon

January 26th, 2012

Happy Year of the Dragon! I'm still in the midst of celebrating Chinese New Year which started January 23, 2012. We celebrate the whole week long, and for some people for two weeks! Even though I grew up in Hong Kong, still a British colony at th... 

New Home for Alfa and Beta

December 8th, 2011

So happy to report that Alfa and Beta have settled comfortably in their new buyer's guest bedroom. Don't be alarmed. I didn't sell my pet fishies, just prints of them ^o^ I got an email from a buyer in New Hampshire who bought a few of my paintin... 

Art as a healing process

December 6th, 2011

I got emails and well wishes after blogging about my pet fishies, Alfa and Beta, and how they accompanied me while I recovered from my cervical spine injury. Just a note to let you all know that after two and half years, I am now 90% recovered, and I... 

Tribute to Alfa and Beta

December 5th, 2011

I wasn't going to start a blog since I figured it might be too time consuming. But then I just read the blog of my artist friend, Jeanne Wood, and I thought to myself: "hey, that's really interesting! It ties the viewer to the artist with a closer bo...