My gallery presents calligraphies and paintings that breathe the spirit of contemporary Chinese and Japanese brush art. The main feature of my art work is to grab the moment of inspiration and express in its fullness with the brush. My medium is ink and natural pigments on rice paper. My primary tool is the flexible Oriental sheep's hair brush.
In the calligraphy section you will find artwork brushed in different styles of Japanese calligraphy. The very different calligraphic styles evoke different moods, which you will be able to appreciate yourself by browsing the calligraphy print gallery.
The subjects covered in the calligraphy section are mainly related to Zen and Buddhism and martial arts.
As for the painting gallery you will find flower paintings, bamboo and chrysanthemum, sumi-e landscapes and still lives. All of them are brushed in the spirit of Japanese ink painting, with directness and simplicity.
Where I use natural pigments you will be able to appreciate the transparent quality of these pigments, which convey a very subtle hue to the prints.
I hope you enjoy this print gallery with Japanese calligraphy and sumi-e paintings and I hope you find what you are looking for.
If you are interested in original calligraphy or a sumi-e painting, please visit my web site
Nadja Van Ghelue joined Fine Art America on October 10th, 2013.