• The Chi

    The Chi

    Dimensions: 54 x 28 in

    This painting is the signature pose of the Yeh family single Celestial Horse composition - his imposing presence inspires awe as he soars through the sky with earth shaking power.

    All paintings of the Yeh family’s Celestial Horses emphasize "Chi", the General’s spiritual strength for righteousness and justice. It is an invigorating energy that travels from the horse’s eye to the mane to the tail. Every line, every stroke, every muscle, every hair is filled with this "Chi". This is why it is so difficult to imitate the Yeh’s Celestial Horse. In order to reach this state, the painter must constantly purify his mind and cultivate his painting integrity.

  • The Five

    The Five

    Dimensions: 72 x 36 in

    When Fei Pai was a youngster in middle school, he was fascinated by the shelves and shelves of his father’s collection of calligraphy tablets (Bei). He was highly impressed by the "Tien Fa Shen Chen Bei". Its dignified outlines and strong, sharp ax-like brush strokes radiate power.

    Years later when Fei Pai seriously began painting, he incorporated the calligraphic strokes of Tsao Shu and Tien Fa to create Fei Pai’s Celestial Horses. Interweaving these two distinct and extremely opposite styles, Fei Pai creates unique and unpredictable compositions for "Expressive Splash Ink Celestial Horses".

    Tsao Shu is a script type of calligraphy style. Its free flowing and harmonious strokes give a sense of great energy and movement. Fei Pai grasped the characteristics of the strokes to express the invigorating energy that travels from the horse’s eye to its mane and to its tail. His horses burst forth with an unstrained, continuous, and abundant flow of energy - dynamic yet graceful.

    Conversely, Fei Pai uses Tien Fa’s mountain-like heaviness of the hidden sharp point brush strokes to depict the horse’s mane and tail. That deep penetrating strength gives his paintings a presence that demands your attention.

    As he gazed at the large piece of blank rice paper for the Milpitas exhibit, he felt his spirit resonating with his recently found the thousands-of-years old, out-of-print, Tien Fa tablet. An image of the five holy mountains in china came to his mind which Chinese people believe the gods of the mountains protect the land. Seizing upon this good omen he started to paint. He then completed this painting, entitled "the Five", from beginning to end in a single breath. He gazed at "the Five" after he finished. He was pleasantly astounded to see the harmony of the five stallions springing out in various directions. The Stallions symbolize five reciprocal clustered forces filling the power of the universe – Positive, Stimulating, and Synergistic.

    With this painting of "the Five", it is evident to Fei Pai that these predestined relationships – his Celestial Horses, Tien Fa, and Tsao Shu, bond across time and space. Fei Pai’s art and calligraphy manifest with each other in this modern era.

  • Sky Shore

    Sky Shore

    Dimensions: 53 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

    The poem describes the freedom of the horse is like the sky that has no boundary. The seven Celestial Horses gallop through the sky, their energy exploding in all directions. Blue highlights expand the dimensions of the painting.

  • A handsome leap over red woods

    A Handsome Leap over Red Woods

    Dimensions: 42 5/8 x 17 in

    Swirling an abundance of vibrant colors, Fei Pai splashes them onto the Shuen paper. The striking red forest throbs with movement, amplifying the explosiveness of the horse.

  • Advent of the Celestial Dragon

    Advent of the Celestial Dragon
    "Deep Valleys Collect Big River / Celestial Dragon Emerging through Clouds"

    Dimensions: 34 x 13 3/4 in

    The "deep valleys collecting big rivers" symbolizes the blessed land. The Celestial Horse emerging from the dense clouds symbolizes an outstanding talent. This painting celebrates the promised success bestowed upon people in a blessed land.

  • 12 o’clock High

    12 o’clock High

    Dimensions: 27 1/4 x 11 in

    This composition breaks Chinese painting tradition. In this moment frozen in time, portraying partial horse manes and tails conveys a fast motion. The exaggerated cloud lines give a powerful, explosive sense of movement. Though there are only a few horses, it seems like an army is charging toward you.

  • Angel’s Landing

    Angel’s Landing

    Dimensions: 34 x 13 3/4 in

  • Celestial Dragon Crossing Stream

    Celestial Dragon Crossing the Mountain Stream

    Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 33 1/4 in

    In Chinese mythology, horses are thought of as dragons, thus the title "Celestial Dragon Crossing the Mountain Stream".

    Fei Pai creates a dramatic and impressionistic effect by combining a remarkable amount of ink with the unique qualities of the Shuen paper. The interplay of ink variations with the loosely dispersed turquoise and the addition of bold red seals complete this painting.

  • Visiting Fan Kuan's Mountains

    Visiting Fan K’uan’s Mountains

    Dimensions: 9 x 23 in

    Inspired by the grand, classical landscape painting of Fan K’uan, a Northern Sung Dynasty Painter circa 10th and 11th century, Fei Pai uses his unique free and swift stroke to delineate Fan K’uan’s mountains from a bird’s eye view. The Celestial horse glides through those mountains, traveling through space and time to enjoy a moment with the ancients.

    The gracefully curving body of the horse is reminiscent of a dancer.

  • Courting Under the Pheonix Tree

    Courting Under the Pheonix Tree

    Dimensions: 11 x 14 in

    Red flowers and green leaves resemble the glowing passion.

  • Empty Valley Autumn Red

    Empty Valley, Autumn Red

    Dimensions: 11 x 14 in

    Even though only the back of the horse is visible, his tranquility can still be felt. Minimal strokes, lightly outlined mountains, and a few scattered red leaves capture the mood of "Reflection".

  • Drunken Peaks

    Drunken Peaks
    "One Horse Flew Through the Golden Sky / Thousand Peaks Drunken in the Sunset"

    Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 40 in

    An avid mountaineer in his younger years, Fei Pai would stop to admire the spectacular golden rays of the waning sun in reflecting off the mountain side. He created this painting and poem to reminisce those enjoyable moments.

  • Cool Summer Shade

    Cool Summer Shade

    Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 27 1/2 in

    Chinese paintings emphasize abstract conception to express a state of mind or being. Fei Pai’s use of deep, verdant greens radiate an aura of "coolness".

  • Cheerful

    Cheerful

    Dimensions: 11 x 14 in

    The painting has a flavor of Chinese cursive style calligraphy, which is a casual script type of Chinese calligraphy. It is like a Fairy’s writings on the sand.

  • Four Gentlemen

    Four Gentlemen

    Dimensions: 9 x 27 in (each)

    A set of four paintings.

  • The Narrower The Better

    The Narrower The Better

    Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 27 in

  • Zion 1

    Zion 1

    Dimensions: 29 x 13 1/2 in

  • Zion 2

    Zion 2

    Dimensions: 25 x 20 in