Yvonne Palka - Sumi Artist
I began studying sumi-e (Asian brush painting) shortly before retiring from an academic career. “Sumi” means ink and “e” means painting. To me the essence of sumi-e is summed up in the phrase, “The brush dances and the ink sings.”
I love the freedom and energy of brush and ink as they create simple and evocative images, capturing the magic of the heart and the spirit of nature.
I have written and illustrated two children’s books:
Super Simple Sumi-e, a simple sumi-e instruction book for creative children and adults, and Dragon Fire, Ocean Mist, an imaginative tale about two kids from Seattle and their dragon friends on Washington’s wilderness coast.
You can find out more about sumi-e and my books on my website www.yvonnepalka.com
Whidbey Art Gallery ~ 220 2nd Street, Langley WA 98260 ~ (360) 221-7675 Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm