There are lots of print makers influenced by Oriental Art. Pat pointed to the work of Adrian Holmes.
Laura Boswell‘s prints use Japanese woodblock methods, including her elegant Night Gardens, Kyoto (in her Gallery). She is filming a series of short videos all about how she creates a reduction linocut print. These videos are such a treat and a real insight into her practice. You can watch through her You Tube channel, Facebook or Instagram.
Pine Feroda is a group of print makers who work collaboratively, and blogged about their visit to a Chinese print master.
Henry Li has videos on using monoprints as a basis for lotus and landscape (parts 1, 2, 3). Definitely worth a try ! Note that he uses sized paper, or thicker mulberry paper. Normal xuan is not ideal for this technique because it tends to tear when saturated.
Zara: For an advanced challenge check this out – The prawns look amazing but a lot of effort to make. I recommend subscribing to Colossal newsletter, you get some of the most amazing global creative things on it.
Leo: I have been cutting up old discarded Chinese brush work and reforming them. By drawing on the back of the old work randomly and cutting up without knowing what lies on the other side. I have just allowed the shapes to dictate once turned right side up. Here are some examples.
The daffodils are an adaptation of “east meets west” – stylised lotus leaves with daffodil blooms, painted on a special cotton material. In this time of lock-down and some degree of anxiety, I liked the intention of the haiku – hope beyond the tougher times.
As I am still able to get around quite well I decided to shop at my local Sainsbury’s during ‘oldies’ hour.
There were no queues, no shortage of things I needed, cheerful assistants and when I paid at the checkout shoppers were offered a free bouquet of spring flowers. So there are some nice things happening despite all the restrictions!
As a souvenir of this I painted the tulips