Carol Van Zandt
Carol Van Zandt, an artist for 24 years and a resident of Tokyo, she has a B.A. from Boston College with a major in Studio Art. She has also done graduate work and further studies at Massachusetts College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Haystack School of Arts and Crafts, Danforth Museum, Radcliffe Pottery Studio in Cambridge, Kaji Aso Studios and Ilan Yanizky Studios. She has been in numerous group shows in America and has had several solo shows in the greater Boston area and in Tokyo.
Recent works over the last 12 years are on paper using water-based mediums including watercolor, sumi, acrylic, ink and collage. The coasters for this project reflect her current life in Tokyo where she has studied Japanese sumi-e painting and calligraphy for 3 years and is incorporating these traditions into her abstract art. Hei-Wa means peace and the composition is her unique version of the gyosho style on a background using sumi-e colors.