The command of the brush in my watercolor paintings on silk fabric is derived directly from the practice of Chinese calligraphy.

I have learned for many years from acknowledged masters in China who have long passed, the strokes and dance of the brush on silk.

My work employs Sumi, literally meaning "throw-ink".

The traditional silk fabric is very absorbent, lines cannot be altered or diluted and as a master never repeats a line, it becomes impossible to tell when drawing ceases and painting begins.