Diane Abt Diane Abt is an artist whose work embraces Asian calligraphy and her career in journalism. She began studying calligraphy in 1997, during a seven-year sojourn in Japan. She now lives in California. www.dianeabt.com

Diane Abt

Diane Abt is an artist whose work embraces Asian calligraphy and her career in journalism. She began studying calligraphy in 1997, during a seven-year sojourn in Japan. She now lives in California.

www.dianeabt.com

 
Pamela Rickard Pamela Rickard is a calligrapher, theatrical director and teacher who lives in Marin County, California and Vermont. She holds a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido.

Pamela Rickard

Pamela Rickard is a calligrapher, theatrical director and teacher who lives in Marin County, California and Vermont. She holds a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido.

 
Vichai Chinalai  Vichai is an artist and, with his wife Lee, owner of Chinalai Tribal Antiques. His brush and ink paintings reflect his Thai-Buddhist background and interest in Asian art and philosophy. www.chinalai.net

Vichai Chinalai

 Vichai is an artist and, with his wife Lee, owner of Chinalai Tribal Antiques. His brush and ink paintings reflect his Thai-Buddhist background and interest in Asian art and philosophy.

www.chinalai.net

 
Yoko Nishina Yoko Nishina has been practicing calligraphy since age five. A graduate of Doshisha University, she has taught the art of calligraphy in numerous venues including abroad in Germany, Spain , and Canada.  www.keishoukai.jimdo.com

Yoko Nishina

Yoko Nishina has been practicing calligraphy since age five. A graduate of Doshisha University, she has taught the art of calligraphy in numerous venues including abroad in Germany, Spain , and Canada. 

www.keishoukai.jimdo.com

 
Sanje Elliott Sanje Elliott is a painter, calligrapher, musician and teacher from Portland Oregon.  In addition to working in oil, acrylic, watercolor etc. Sanje is one of the few teachers of Tibetan Sacred Art, called “Thangka Painting”.  http://www.sanje.net/

Sanje Elliott

Sanje Elliott is a painter, calligrapher, musician and teacher from Portland Oregon.  In addition to working in oil, acrylic, watercolor etc. Sanje is one of the few teachers of Tibetan Sacred Art, called “Thangka Painting”. 

http://www.sanje.net/

 
Maya Hara Maya is a translator specializing in Japanese art, and an unconventional Pure Land Buddhist priest and chanoyu practitioner. She currently works at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

Maya Hara

Maya is a translator specializing in Japanese art, and an unconventional Pure Land Buddhist priest and chanoyu practitioner. She currently works at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

 
J.C. Brown J.C. grew up in Indiana, has a BFA from Indiana University. A Japanophile from birth, he emigrated to Tokyo in 1976 where he studied calligraphy for 14 years. Re-patriated to LA in 1996, he works on design in Asian themed studio films. midoshi@yahoo.com

J.C. Brown

J.C. grew up in Indiana, has a BFA from Indiana University. A Japanophile from birth, he emigrated to Tokyo in 1976 where he studied calligraphy for 14 years. Re-patriated to LA in 1996, he works on design in Asian themed studio films.

midoshi@yahoo.com

 
KITARO Recording artist, composer, and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, he is regarded as one of the most prominent performers of New-age music.

KITARO

Recording artist, composer, and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, he is regarded as one of the most prominent performers of New-age music.

 
Mario Uribe After decades of conflict between a very formal Western art education and an even more formal immersion into traditional Japanese art, I have managed to reconcile the two. These traditions have influenced not only the art I create but my entire life in the most literal sense. www.mariouribe.net

Mario Uribe

After decades of conflict between a very formal Western art education and an even more formal immersion into traditional Japanese art, I have managed to reconcile the two. These traditions have influenced not only the art I create but my entire life in the most literal sense.

www.mariouribe.net

 
Kaz Tanahashi A scholar and expert on Zen and East Asian calligraphy, Kaz is known for his fully focused brush movement, creating vibrant form and expression. He lives and teaches in Berkeley, CA. http://www.brushmind.net

Kaz Tanahashi

A scholar and expert on Zen and East Asian calligraphy, Kaz is known for his fully focused brush movement, creating vibrant form and expression. He lives and teaches in Berkeley, CA.

http://www.brushmind.net

 
Ryosuke Ueda Ryosuke is a consultant and independent researcher in Japanese art. He studied calligraphy with Lee Xiongfeng in Los Angeles and the Izumi-kai in Japan. shippodogallery.com  

Ryosuke Ueda

Ryosuke is a consultant and independent researcher in Japanese art. He studied calligraphy with Lee Xiongfeng in Los Angeles and the Izumi-kai in Japan.

shippodogallery.com

 

 
Stephen Addiss Steve Addiss writes that he has studied calligraphy both historically and personally in New York, Kyoto and Taiwan for almost fifty years, but obviously has a long way to go—and wants this long way to go.

Stephen Addiss

Steve Addiss writes that he has studied calligraphy both historically and personally in New York, Kyoto and Taiwan for almost fifty years, but obviously has a long way to go—and wants this long way to go.

 
 
Maria Olivieri Quinn Maria  is an artist living in San Francisco who seven years ago became fascinated with Chinese calligraphy which has now become her major focus. 

Maria Olivieri Quinn

Maria  is an artist living in San Francisco who seven years ago became fascinated with Chinese calligraphy which has now become her major focus. 

 
John Guo A music and art lover, John enjoys playing the guqin and practicing calligraphy in his spare time.  John is a librarian and lives in the Bay Area.

John Guo

A music and art lover, John enjoys playing the guqin and practicing calligraphy in his spare time.  John is a librarian and lives in the Bay Area.

 
Robin Hartshorne Robin is an algebraic geometer who taught math at U.C. Berkeley for many years. He plays the shakuhachi, and is an expert drawer of zeroes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hartshorne

Robin Hartshorne

Robin is an algebraic geometer who taught math at U.C. Berkeley for many years. He plays the shakuhachi, and is an expert drawer of zeroes.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hartshorne

 
Son Man-Jin (pen name O-Ryo) One of the most prominent modern calligraphers in Korea today, Son Man-Jin's work was featured in the exhibition Calligraphic Abstraction at the Seattle Art Museum in 2015.

Son Man-Jin (pen name O-Ryo)

One of the most prominent modern calligraphers in Korea today, Son Man-Jin's work was featured in the exhibition Calligraphic Abstraction at the Seattle Art Museum in 2015.

 
 
Jef Gunn A lifelong artist, Jef took to Chinese calligraphy as a hobby 20 years ago, studying primarily with Terry Louie (Dan Xin). He has found that Chinese characters have influenced the composition of his paintings in other media. www.jefgunn.com

Jef Gunn

A lifelong artist, Jef took to Chinese calligraphy as a hobby 20 years ago, studying primarily with Terry Louie (Dan Xin). He has found that Chinese characters have influenced the composition of his paintings in other media.

www.jefgunn.com

 
Terry Louie (Lei Dan Xin) Terry Louie has been practicing and teaching Chinese calligraphy in Portland Oregan for many years.

Terry Louie (Lei Dan Xin)

Terry Louie has been practicing and teaching Chinese calligraphy in Portland Oregan for many years.

 
Felix Szuts Age 3. Lives in Oakland, and has recently learned to draw circles. His grandmother, Liza Dalby, gave him Japanese ink and a brush to see if he could draw an enso. Also likes caterpillars.

Felix Szuts

Age 3. Lives in Oakland, and has recently learned to draw circles. His grandmother, Liza Dalby, gave him Japanese ink and a brush to see if he could draw an enso. Also likes caterpillars.

 
Tim Girvin Tim Girvin is a calligrapher, illustrator, writer, public speaker and photographer. His company, Girvin Strategic Branding and Design, is an award-winning firm specializing in branding and packaging design.  www.girvin.com

Tim Girvin

Tim Girvin is a calligrapher, illustrator, writer, public speaker and photographer. His company, Girvin Strategic Branding and Design, is an award-winning firm specializing in branding and packaging design. 

www.girvin.com