Angie began life in Baltimore, Maryland in 1953 and went to high school in Chicago, where her family moved in the 1960’s. She attended college at the University of Washington, Seattle and graduated in 1976 with a BFA in sculpture and BA in art history. In 1984 she traveled to do graduate studies in fine art and art history at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China.
Asian Brush and Ink painting – also known as Sumi painting captured her attention while at the University of Washington. She studied with Professor George Tsutakawa, who taught both sumi painting and sculpture there. Going to China was the next step in following this interest, and she was fortunate to be part of the first group of foreigners allowed into the school since the Cultural Revolution.
Angie currently teaches our Sumi workshop