Rietje van den Berg

Less is more - Rietje van den Berg creates her Sumi-e pictures on very thin Chinese paper under this motto and with Far Eastern calm. Sumi means "black ink" and e stands for "path". The ink is produced according to a 2000 year old Chinese tradition before the painting process, often with meditative attunement to the theme. The work is created almost by itself using a few precisely guided brush strokes.