• Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist
  • Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist
  • Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist
  • Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist
  • Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist
  • Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist
  • Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist
  • Roslyn Levin Sumi-e Artist

Roslyn Levin and the Art of Sumi-e

Sumi-e is a way of approaching life. Working constantly toward perfection in all one does, realizing it takes time and practice. I began painting in sumi-e in 1976. I have been studying Japanese calligraphy since 2009. The philosophy of sumi-e is contrast and harmony to express the spirit of your painting subject. When I paint the body, breath and brush are one with each brushstroke as I move and breathe with the brush, reaching within to share the spirit with the image on the page.

There is a great amount of patience, self-discipline and concentration within my work. I have been twice-blessed with The Ruth Yamada Award for Excellence in Sumi-e, by Sumi-e Artists of Canada. In 2009 I was recognized for "An Innovative and Personal Approach" from the Canadian & American Sumi-e Societies. My paintings are made to enjoy and shows are the perfect opportunity to grow as an artist.

Although most of my work is painted in black, white and an infinity of grays, some of my recent work has an added hint of colour, contributing an added dimension without losing the essence within. The key is simplicity, elegance, beauty and serenity.

Please enjoy this sampling of my work and I hope to see you soon!
—Roslyn

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