New works on display in Tokyo

Happy New Year! As the first update of the year and returning from the holiday break, I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting at the 17th International Art Exhibition (Art for All) in Tokyo, Japan. The group exhibition takes place at the National Art Center Tokyo starting January 23 and runs until February 3. Art works by emerging and established artists from all over the world will be on display during this period.

water fountain

This year, my exhibition entry encompasses two large ink paintings (approximately 140cm height by 70cm width each, excluding the scroll mounting) .

Entitled “Weathering Winter” or 「大寒を生きていく」the works focus on a bird’s perspective to winter survival in both “wild” and “domestic” settings.

blakiston owl
Weathering winter (in the wild)
Japanese robins
Weathering winter (in the garden)

The two scrolls contrast the dynamic of the world’s largest owl fighting its way through the Hokkaido winter, while two robins rest and feed in a quiet, snow-covered garden.

If you are around Tokyo don’t miss this opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the exhibition.

Thank you again to sumi-e master Kobayashi Tohun in Japan and teacher Malgorzata Olejniczak in Switzerland. Their guidance and feedback was precious in the process of bringing these two works to their final version.

More details on how to reach the exhibition and opening times here:


Zen Mondays will be back again next week after the holiday season break. In the meantime you can see more ink painting practice and works in progress here.


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