I am a contemporary Sumi-e artist reaching beyond the limits of traditional ink painting. (sumi = ink, sumi-e = ink painting) Sumi-e expresses the character and soul of the artist. It is meditative and spiritually personal. Understanding this concept has been at the center of my art. In sumi-e the painting just exists. There is no erasing or doing over. My inspiration is the beauty of nature. I am currently the Director of the North American Branch of ICCPS – International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society. This is a global society dedicated to the ancient art of ink.