Who is POBSB?

POBSB = Petra Overbeek Bloem - Samuels Brusse (Netherlands, 1959)

My first love is Sumi-E / Chinese Painting: Painting with ink on rice paper.

In the 1980's I was introduced to sumi-E. I was fascinated; the power of a single brushstroke is overwhelming. To paint with ink and Chinese brush on rice paper gives me energy, strength and joy. I started to paint in the old eastern tradition, but being a western woman in this day and age I had to find my own way. The technique stayed the same, but growing up and living in the Netherlands has made its mark.

I am self-taught. In 1999 I quit my job in ICT to fully focus on my art.

My passion for sumi-E got me to join a live drawing group in 2000, which ended in 2017.
In 2014 I discovered Yupo Paper, I love it. In a totally opposite way it is just as exciting as rice paper.
I love drawing / illustrating, mostly people, with fountainpen and ink.
I like photographing and am a member of the photographygroup TEMA.
I like Photoshop and I make collages from photos on demand.
I like daily practice and have blogs for daily photography and daily art. September 2015 I decided to put those blogs on hold for a while and instead post daily on instagram.
In 2016 I started with Urban Sketching.

All these ventures can be found on this website. This website forms the center of my art on internet. Through this website, you can find a selection of my art in the gallery and links to other places where my work can be found, like facebook, instagram, twitter, blurb, redbubble and blogs.

Enjoy !

Last updated january 2023

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