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 IT to fully focus on my art.

My passion for sumi-E got me to join a live drawing group in 2000, which I still do on a weekly basis.

My interests widened with the digital era. I started photographing and since 2007 I have a photoblog on which I post daily. I like Photoshop and I make collages from photoshoots on demand. Having an iPad made me draw digitally even more enthousiastic than before and in april 2012 I started the blog: Daily Digital Drawing, posting a digital drawing every day. On April 4th 2013 I posted the 365th drawing. I took a break from posting daily, but discovered that I enjoy the routine of dailty practice. To broaden the challenge I changed the blog to 'Daily art Dose' giving myself the freedom to post any artwork I make, not only digital art, so now I post daily again.

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, my photoblog, my 'daily art dose'blog, my facebookaccount, my twitter, my artbooks on Blurb, my art for sale on Redbubble and how to contact me.

Enjoy !

Last updated March 2015

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