A resident of New York City, Shou (祥) drawings take inspiration from traditional Japanese styles of painting and reinterpreting it with a romantic emphasis on natural beauty. She has exhibited her artworks in Tokyo, Paris, and New York. She is a licensed Sumi-E lecturer and professional calligrapher.
The earthquake of March 11, 2011, Japan's Tohoku region was severely damaged, physically and emotionally. It is with the power of light and art that we wish to lift their spirits. Every year, she invites people from around the world to draw a Sumi-E for the lantern to share with those who have experienced loss. It is through International Sumi-E association, that she will send your drawings to the Miyagi Prefecture in Natori city, to be made into lanterns by the local community, then lit in a ceremony of hope. Along with it, for you is a lecture on how to draw a simple Sumi-E painting and bring the light of hope to others.
SUMI-E (Japanese:Black Ink Painting) will be exhibited at the KOSAKA Art gallery, December 4th 2016 to January 29th 2017.