Maria Papp

Country :  Argentina
Name : Maria Papp
Web: https://www.facebook.com/maria.n.papp.3

Maria Papp is an educator, a linguist, and a Sumi'e artist. She studied art at The Institute Of FineArts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, her place of birth. Learned the classical academy tradition at the age of 9, and later on continue in a variety of other mediums.

Maria pursued her learning interest in East
Asian Brush Painting in the United States, her curiosity on this style was motivated by the process of paper folding - Origami - at the age of three, while attending kindergarten at the Montessori School.

For a time, she had an uneducated tendency to copy Chinese calligraphy, in her own way. Today the rules and steps to write calligraphy or to write a painting are very well imbued in the spiritual development of the artist.

Maria identified herself with the Asian concept of ink brush painting more than 30 years ago under the guidance of national and international artists, including Henry Wo Yue- Kee, Dong Feng Li and Zhuo He Jun of Zhejiang Academy, China. She attended workshops in Japan, furthering her studies in Tianjin Art College in Tianjin, China, under Jia-Baomin, Wang Shuang Cheng and Guo Shuren.

During her trips to Japan and China, the artist developed a solid understanding of the culture, history and the people of Asian countries. She knows that the process of learning is an unending journey of serious study and discipline, that practice takes long years, and simplicity requires skill.

"I'm very attached to my work, each of them has a special place in my heart. When I look at my paintings I see imperfections, but I also recognize the beauty, joy and strength that was transformed into an art form".

Her paintings have been exhibited in groups and solo shows, locally, nationally and internationally. Her works have been recognized with awards in juried shows and is housed in private collections.

Maria, at the present, works exclusively with Chinese ink and watercolor on rice paper, silk, ceramics and clay forms.

Member of the Sumi -e Society of America and recently member of The North American Branch of The International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society.

Maria's granddaughter

Hmay Art Supply is a xuan paper manufacturer from Jing county Xuan city Anhui province - the birthplace of xuan paper. We produce top grade xuan paper (shuen paper, rice paper) and provide superior quality paper crafts and other art items for Japanese calligraphy, Chinese brush calligraphy & Chinese sumi-e painting, etc.

Let's enjoy sumi-e painting and brush calligraphy together!