Dongpei He’s Collage Techniques

We were pleased that our D.C. local artist, Dongpei He,  shared some of her secrets about adding collage techniques to Sumi-e paintings. Dongpei He studied at Si-Chuan Fine Arts Institute in China from 1988 to 1992. She is currently living in Virginia and working as a software developer. After coming to the United States, she has been exploring techniques combining traditional Chinese painting and watercolor. She developed a unique style that gives a new look to the brush strokes and special effects on the rice paper. For the past 15 years, she has been teaching watercolor and Chinese painting to local communities. She won an award at the 2023 National Sumi-e Society show last summer for a beautiful peony painting!