Artist Statement


Darlene Dihel
Sumi Painting Images

Sumi-e, Japanese ink brush painting, captured my heart and spirit many years ago. The more I learn about this ancient art, the more evident it is that Iíll always be an aspiring student. I love the simplicity of strokes (dots and lines) and variations of tones that represent an image such as a bird, bamboo, or landscape. Itís magical!

I generally paint with traditional black ground Sumi ink, but also incorporate Asian watercolors as well as creating collages and abstracts.

Iíve received many awards for my Sumi paintings, am an active member of several art groups, participate as a vendor in many festivals, have solo shows, and continually teach Sumi painting to children and adults.

My journey as a Sumi artist is passionate. Time spent in my studio escapes me as I study and and paint daily.

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Phone: (253) 857-9038

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