is the ancient Japanese art of painting where black ink on white rice paper is characterised by bold and soft brush strokes and subtle graduations of tone. The goal is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its essence. Every brush stroke must be charged with meaning and all unnecessary details eliminated. The shading is achieved by varying the density of the ink, the amount of ink on the brush and the pressure.
In my painting I draw my inspiration from a classical poem and I try to capture its spirit and meaning.