Patricia Larkin Green

A turning point for me was learning to paint Sumi-e, (East Asian ink wash painting), where my goal is
to capture the soul of the subject. When I paint a flower I am freed from reproduction and inspired to
convey its movement and fragrance. Less is more.

Sumi-e ink painting largely informs my work and my life. This art practice is a journey to connect the
heart mind and body. I exercise this method when I work in oils to focus my intention to deliver
decisive strokes. Every brush-touch must be full-charged with meaning, with useless detail eliminated.

When I paint my intent is to let each mark of my brush meet the canvas as an extension of my state of

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