Fine art can sustain a long and healthy life, both for art viewers in appreciation of the painted landscape, and us as artists sharing fresh ways of seeing the world. The ancients recognized that the calm and focus of creating and viewing an ink and brush landscape art is conducive to a long, healthy and satisfied life. Daily reading, writing, engaging dialogue with the community and venturing into nature are elements of a routine of self-cultivation toward a higher level of creative play.
Mark-making is an exposition of the mark makers internal character. A core ambition of the fine artist is to make sincere marks out of intuition, knowledge and highly trained movements of hand and body. The rhythm, texture, thickness, saturation and so on of the makers marks, will over time, become reflections of the makers character, attitude and life experience.