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Jan Sullivan Fowler

South Milwaukee, WI

"Gossamer thin and very refined Japanese Handmade Washi paper painted with sophisticated colors mixed using techniques first developed Centuries ago by Japanese Monks to portray the 'blush' of their Cherry Blossoms."
After earning my Fine Arts degree, I began exhibiting in Chicago and, all the other large market Art shows.
My work was considered the quintessential 'Chicago art' thus landing a diptych of mine in a Tom Cruise Hollywood movie filmed in the 'Windy City'!
I mix my colors using, Centuries old color mixing techniques, first developed by Japanese Monks to portray the 'blush' of their highly venerated Cherry Blossoms.
Today, my artwork is receiving critical acclaim from the major Art Markets in the World.
Florence Biennale, LA Designers, Art consultants, Galleries, Publishing Houses, Art publications, etc...
I've now branched out to having handmade rugs woven from my paintings and designs with, Shoji screens, wall coverings and upholstery material on the near horizon.
The most fun is, collaborating with the A&D community to bring forth some wonderful and amazing design visions!

I love working in Japanese handmade 'Washi' paper.
It seems to have unlimited secrets that slowly reveal themselves as I continue creating with it.

"Washi Spirit"

"Man is the river, Man is the rain. Man is the wave.
Water is the medium.
And Washi is the waters spirit.

It's first secret is awakening.
All life comes from water. So the Washi does.

It's second secret is relieving.
Born floating in the water, Washi transmits weightlessness.

It's third secret is soothing.
Moving with the waters flow, the fibers gather naturally in the most harmonic way.

It's forth secret is reminding.
Slowly build up by the movement, it's structure is the memory of the time passed for it's making.

It's fifth secret is enlightening.
Light moves through the fibers until it is released according to the Washi's structure in never ending ways."

I want to share these secrets and provide people the awakening, relieving, soothing, reminding and enlightening presence of Washi in their Homes and Lives.
Wescover creator since 2018

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