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As an Artist, I focus on making artworks that reveal the natural world, its diversity, and beauty. At the core of my work is a lifelong appreciation and respect for Nature and an understanding of my role within it...I only wish to experience and learn, not to dominate! Hopefully, my work speaks to others who might also share this view. Four and a half billion years of evolution has brought much to be seen and appreciated! A tree’s bark, a breaking wave, a dragonfly's wing, passing clouds.... I find these things (and more) exquisitely beautiful and fascinating. As a child, growing up in New England, I had a basement laboratory where I explored, experimented, and invented. As an adult, my studio and all of outdoors are my laboratory of continuing discovery and expression.
As you explore this website, you will find my work involves painting techniques from East Asia (China, Korea and Japan). I find the traditional Asian aesthetic fascinating and resonant. As a “tool user”, I have found the tools of East Asian art to be in a class of their own…refined, elegant and a joy to work with. I use hand ground sumi ink, bamboo brushes, a carved inkstone, and hand made rice papers to create my artwork.
Asian brush painting demands a high level of skill and concentration. Once the brush is committed to paper, there is no turning back or touching up....success or failure in an instant! My best work results from times when my "heart, mind, and hand are in accord". The traditional red seal or "chop" is a carved stamp which designates my name, studio or a poetic idea.
I have studied with three master Chinese Brush Painters (Jean Shen, Hsiung Ju, and Ning Yeh) since my start in 1972.
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