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Lisa Chakrabarti - Premium Artist

Sumi-e, Chinese Brush and Ink Painter Lisa Chakrabarti.


  • Inspired by Lady Nobuko by Lisa Chakrabarti, Chinese ink and watercolour on washi, dry mounted<br>13.5 x 22 inches

    Inspired by Lady Nobuko
    Chinese ink and watercolour on washi, dry mounted
    13.5 x 22 inches

  • Mantis Stalks the Rose by Lisa Chakrabarti, Chinese ink and watercolour on washi, dry mounted<br>13 x 24 inches

    Mantis Stalks the Rose
    Chinese ink and watercolour on washi, dry mounted
    13 x 24 inches

  • Running Horses by Lisa Chakrabarti, ink and watercolour on Ma paper, dry mounted<br>18 x 27 inches

    Running Horses
    ink and watercolour on Ma paper, dry mounted
    18 x 27 inches

  • Sakura by Lisa Chakrabarti, watercolor and Chinese ink on beige Chinese Unryu (Dragon Cloud paper<br>15 x 22 inches

    Sakura
    watercolor and Chinese ink on beige Chinese Unryu (Dragon Cloud paper
    15 x 22 inches


Artist statement: 'My lifelong passion for painting and drawing tends towards natural subjects that are often ephemeral in spirit. I am drawn to the inherent mystery, elegance and subtlety of Chinese ink painting, (sumi–e in Japanese). Combined with the idiosyncratic design of the Chinese brush, Chinese ink is ideally suited to reveal the essence and emotion that reside within even the most simple and commonplace of subjects. The brush techniques echo natural shapes and patterns which appear consistently throughout nature. The substrates for ink paintings – Chinese xuan paper and various washi (Japanese paper) – are each distinct, but share the characteristic of being absorbent. Once the ink touches the unsized paper it immediately flows out by capillary action. This contributes to the “organic” feel of the artwork. and demands spontaneity of execution: the first stroke is the final stroke. I strive for purity of form through direct expression and well-tempered brush strokes. It is a challenge to control the ink and often the unexpected results are the most exhilarating.'

Mar 13'


  • Shoreline by Lisa Chakrabarti, Chinese ink, watercolour tint, white pigment on triple Xuan  paper, dry mounted<br>11 x 27 inches

    Shoreline
    Chinese ink, watercolour tint, white pigment on triple Xuan paper, dry mounted
    11 x 27 inches

  • Summer Reverie by Lisa Chakrabarti, Chinese ink and watercolour on Xuan paper<br>19 x 13 inches

    Summer Reverie
    Chinese ink and watercolour on Xuan paper
    19 x 13 inches

  • Water Dragon by Lisa Chakrabarti, Chinese ink on Xuan paper, dry mounted<br>24 x 14 inches

    Water Dragon
    Chinese ink on Xuan paper, dry mounted
    24 x 14 inches

  • Where are the Lotus? by Lisa Chakrabarti, Chinese ink, water-colour on Chinese Unryu (Dragon Cloud paper) dry mounted<br>24 x 18 inches

    Where are the Lotus?
    Chinese ink, water-colour on Chinese Unryu (Dragon Cloud paper) dry mounted
    24 x 18 inches




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