About The Artist

picture of pam showing her workPamela Martinez has been teaching, studying and practicing the ancient art of paper marbling for over ten years and is a member of the Sumi-E Society.  Ms. Martinez provides suminagashi instruction at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, workshops for the Sumi-E Society, Gilda’s Club and individual lessons.  

The artist believes the spiritual practice of suminagashi teaches the importance of self expression, provides the mystery of an undetermined result and includes the use of various techniques to challenge the imagination.

Other expertise includes creating interesting colorful  contemporary and traditional acrylic marbled designs.

Original work is available by contacting the artist.  labresh.pam@gmail.com

Demonstrations: Silk Road Chicago/Chicago Dept. of Tourism; Chicago Book & Paper Fair/Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Staff Affiliation: Japanese Cultural Center, Chicago

Exhibitions: Sumi-E Society group show Heller Nature Center; Evanston Art Center group exhibition

1st place Blue Ribbon award; Illinois State wide exhibition, Springfield Arts Council