Hooper: sumi-e with haiku
means "Black Ink Painting." Black ink on white paper, simple,
elegant and serene. Simplicity
is the most outstanding characteristic of Sumi-e. An economy
of brush strokes are used to communicate the essence of the
Born in Siberia, Russia. She graduated from University
with a master's degree with honors in history and social sciences.
For many years Olga has been a teacher in colleges and universities,
her interests and occupations extend to many other fields including
business, administration, sociology, fitness, and foreign languages.
When she married her American husband in 1998, she and her son moved to the
USA. She now lives in Michigan with her husband and two cats, one is Russian
and the other is American. Olga's close family also includes her son, two step-children,
and three grandsons who are all Olga's big pride and happiness. She is an avid
gardener, and her big beautiful garden keeps her busy most of the time.
About a year ago, Olga encountered Japanese culture for herself, and now sumi-e,
haiku, ikebana, shakuchachi, koto music, and Japanese cuisine. All arel areas
of passionate interest, study, and exercise. This is her first public exposure
as a haiku poet.