Pamela Martinez has been teaching, studying, and practicing the ancient art of paper marbling for over ten years and is a member of the Sumi-e Midwest. Ms. Martinez provides suminagashi instruction at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, workshops for the Sumi-e Midwest, Gilda’s Club, and individual lessons. The artist believes the spiritual practice of suminagashi teaches the importance of self-expression, provides the mystery of an undetermined result, and includes the use of various techniques to challenge the imagination. Other expertise includes creating interesting colorful contemporary and traditional acrylic marbled designs. Original work is available by contacting the artist.
Demonstrations include: Silk Road Chicago/Chicago Dept. of Tourism; Chicago Book & Paper Fair/Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association Staff Affiliation: Japanese Cultural Center, Chicago.
Exhibitions include: Sumi-e Midwest group show at Heller Nature Center; Evanston Art Center group exhibition, 1st place Blue Ribbon award; Illinois State wide exhibition, Springfield Arts Council.