WORKS by Samuel John Peploe, Edward Seago and John Atkinson Grimshaw are in demand among expatriates in Hong Kong, according to art traders. Creations of these painters will be among pieces by Dutch masters, Impressionists and post Impressionists that will be displayed by traders from Britain. John Green, of Richard Green Galleries, said: 'There are a lot of clients in Hong Kong who are of Scottish descent: the Scottish colourists, Peploe, (Francis) Cadell, (George Leslie) Hunter and (John) Ferguson, always go down very well. 'They are the Cezannes of the north,' he said. In 1910, Peploe spent a year in France, where he was influenced by Cubism and works of Cezanne. Mr Green will display paintings from the group's four Central London galleries. 'We are bringing some Dutch masters, Impressionists, post Impressionists, Scottish colourists and sporting paintings of horses from the 18th century,' he said. The collection will also include a series of four tiny oils from the Chinese school and a couple of watercolours by Sir William Russell Flint, called Models for Goddesses and Models for the Olympians. David Mason of McConnell Mason will be returning this year. 'We now have a better understanding of the taste in Asia, especially in Hong Kong,' Mr Mason said, adding that still-lifes and landscapes were in demand. The gallery will bring a Peploe: a still-life of roses and an orange, and also several works by Edward Seago - described as a 'latter-day Constable' specialising in landscapes, and paintings of horses and horse traders. 'Seago spent some time painting in Hong Kong: we recently sold one of his works to a client we met at Art Asia last year,' Mr Mason said. Mr Mason will also bring landscape paintings by Sidney Percy (of the Lake District), works painted by Cecil Kennedy in the 1950s during a tour of South Africa, and some works by Sir Alfred Munnings. He said 19th-century Dutch romantic paintings had a strong following among Chinese collectors. 'We were surprised last year to see such interest in that school,' Mr Mason said. 'We are constantly surprised [at Art Asia]: last year, we sold French street scenes to Chinese collectors in Hong Kong, which we had not expected.' He has attended art fairs in Maastricht, Basel, New York and Japan. 'There is great competition at art fairs: a lot of the advantages are on the buyers' side; they can compare quality and price just by wandering a few metres,' he said. Spinks Gallery, which specialises in the work of George Chinnery among other artists, will be bringing several China Trade paintings - oils, watercolours and gouaches. This follows good sales last year. These works range in price between GBP500 and GBP100,000 (HK$6,050 and HK$121,000). 'We will be bringing some modern British pictures, too - a still-life of books by Peploe, a coastal picture of Seacliffe in Dorset by Stanley Spencer, and Alexander Creswell's watercolours of Hong Kong and China,' said Karen Taylor, the director of the picture's department. Spink & Son was one of the sponsors of the recent conference on Chinese Textiles held in Hong Kong. The gallery would exhibit a collection of Oriental textiles, Ms Taylor said. Christopher Wood, director of Christopher Wood Gallery in Bond Street, will be returning for the second time. He will be bringing some dramatic sea pictures by Grimshaw, the painter who specialised in landscapes, townscapes and dockyards usually seen in the faint lighting of late sunset or moonlight. Mr Wood's collection includes garden pictures - by Ludwig Hans Fischer - 19th-century landscapes and any painting that portrays cats. 'For some reason, cats are popular in Hong Kong,' he said. One contemporary artist that Mr Wood hopes will find a following for in Hong Kong is Elizabeth Guarisco, an American sculptor of Italian descent. 'She rides, plays polo and creates these magnificent bronzes of horses. She has a lot of American collectors but we haven't yet shown her work in Hong Kong,' he said. The limited edition pieces Mr Wood will be bringing are of jockeys and horses with titles such as Final Turn and Springing into History. The animals are United States' racing champions 'but she could probably do commissions of Hong Kong race horses, too,' he said. Whatever the pieces, art traders say prices in London and Hong Kong are no different.