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The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stroke of Luck ~ Healing with Art

Casey Shannon, BFA, MFA
Gabe ~ Service Dog, ADH

Stroke of Luck ~ Healing with Art

I am a contemporary Sumi-e artist reaching beyond the limits of traditional ink painting and creating the ‘sound of one hand’. My paintings one would not generally call traditional sumi-e. However, I adhere to the traditional sumi-e principles and philosophies, as well as, the traditional preparation before beginning a sumi-e painting. Sumi-e expresses the character and soul of the artist. It is a meditative process and spiritually personal. Understanding this concept has been at the center of my art. 

I experienced a massive brain-stem stroke 30 years ago. As an international sumi-e artist, I am often asked to tell my story of victory over stroke and how I used my art as an integral part of my recovery. I decided a few years ago to put my stroke story on my personal art website in the hopes it would inspire and benefit others recovering from stroke and also other artists in need of a little boost.

My heartfelt mission is to tell everyone on the planet that there is hope and life after stroke or any traumatic life-altering experience. I want to inspire others not only with my words but also with my art. 

Click Here to read about my amazing journey of healing through the creative process and my Victory over Stroke to 'The Sound of One Hand'. 

Click on Drawings to view some of my pre-stroke art.
Click on Recovery Art to view some of my post-stroke recovery art.
Click on Meet the Artist to read about my path as an artist and Instructor. 
Be sure to visit my Portfolio of Galleries  and view my current and elegant Sumi-e paintings.
 I have several beautiful galleries there.


Director North America Branch - ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society
国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
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