Sumi-e, "black ink painting" is a way of painting the rhythms and moods of Nature. It's fascinating - watching what happens on the paper: Xuan, Mulberry or Unryu are a few of my favorites.
Each responds to the ink differently-- it's a balance of serendipity and brush skill. I may add "gems" of color with oil or acrylic, a distinctive finish for my paintings.
My paintings are hand rubbed with cold wax varnish so I can frame them without glass. Floater frames are my favorite as they give a contemporary finish to my work.
2022 on going--- Fogue Studios and Gallery at Georgetown-Hours are Thur-Sun . Appointment advised. with me, as my hours may vary. Arts Center Tacoma Feat Artist
March thru April
Nov. Vashon Art Center Group Show artist over 50 F
Red Sky Gallery/Lake Forest Park- SHOWING FULL TIME
2019 University House Issaquah Group Show Oct-Feb 2020 ack/Everett Garden Show Juried Group Show
PSSA Lot/Olympia Group Show
2018 Olympia Art League Juried Show
Aljoya Mercer Island Group Show
Clarke & Clarke Feature Artist Oct
American Art Gallery Tacoma/Sept Feature Artist
Clarke & Clarke Art And Artifacts Feature Artist
Mercer Community Center Sumi-e Group show PSSA
Snohomish Mt Si Art Guild
2017: Abstraction Group Show Lakeshore Retirement Home
Dec Alki Arts/Michael Birawer A Featured Artist Seattle
Nov-Jan Columbia City Gallery "Magic Show"
June-Sept 'W-ink' co-curator with Anna Macrae, Group Show: Ink/medium
April-June 'Wind Walkers' Audubon Center Seward Park Group Show
April Annual Spring Show Bemis Building Jury
2016 December 'DeLightful' Feature Artist
January 'Expression of the Brush' American Art Gallery
2015 'Night Life' Columbia City Gallery Feature Artist
August Ryan James Gallery Feature Artist
2014 May-June Kirsten Gallery P.S.S.A. Puget Sound Sumi Association
May - July Shoreline City Hall
Shoreline Gallery Lake Forest Park Featured Artist w/ Ellen Witebsky Seattle
Waterworld Feb-June Group Show June Sekiguchi curator
The Way of the Brush Group Show Lakeshore June Sekiguchi curator
2013 "Glow" Feature Artist Columbia City Gallery Nov-Jan
2010-2015 Alki Arts/Harbor Steps Diane Venti owner
2011 University House ERA curated by Charlotte Beale, University House Wallingford;
2008 Group Show. Oil Painters Of America Western Regional Show. Kirkland, Wa
2001-2006 Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2006 Kenmore Art Show Honorable Mention Prize (2006)
2008 Best of Gage Awarded 2nd prize in landscape category; Gage Academy of Art.
2007 - 2011 Oil Painters of America Juried Member
1995 - 2001 Eastside Fine Arts Assoc Member
2014 Drawing Suzanne Brooker 6 week course.
2011 Moon Lee Bellevue artist; private instruction in sumi-e /classic and contemporary'.
2010-11 Studied with Mitch Albala; author of Landscape Painting (2010 pub.)
2007-2009 Gage Academy of Art of Seattle: The Atelier Landscape in Oil with Suzanne Brooker; author of Portrait Painting Atelier
1986 Associates Art Degree: Seattle Central Community College
I stand at my table while I apply Indian Ink on Xuan, Mulberry or Unryu paper. Once it has dried I bond the painting to gator board or cradle board. Cold wax medium is hand rubbed onto the painting's surface, this protects it. Giving a beautiful matte finish too.
I use floater frames, without glass, for a contemporary presentation. The beauty of the Indian Ink and colors can be "touched with your eyes" and enjoyed for many generations.