by Konrad Bartelski
Revered not only in Japan but also in China, Sesshu Toyo is known as the greatest exponent of sumi-e (ink wash painting), which was founded by his master Tensho Shubun. Even in his lifetime, Sesshu was hailed as the greatest painter of Japan and such has been his impact on Japanese art that for centuries Japanese artists have imitated his style and been influenced by his works.
I have often been mesmerised by the subtle colours and textures that inspired the unique and beautiful of these talented Japanese artists. Frequently, whilst ski touring in the Japanese Alps, I have tried and failed dismally, to capture an image of the delicate tones that were similar to what I thought I could see.
With this image I finally managed to convey the unique and subtle Japanese colours and textures.