[ SUMIE-painting ] on [KAKEJIKU] -Japanese hanging scroll . One-day only exhibition .
I was born in Japan but have spent more than half my life here in the UK .
I have always shared this passion with the art of Japanese ink brush painting and calligraphy. I exhibit both here in the UK and in Japan.
I draw my inspiration from a variety of different medias. It may be an old Japanese poem, or a classical story. On the other hand, I may draw a scene or a flower or plant and this gives me the inspiration to create a poem. So, this works both ways.