Paragon International Arts
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Art Show

Yuming Fine Art Studio

Two Mousquetaires

New Oil, Pastel, Etching, Sumi and 3-D art by two well-known NW artists:

Tom Jensen and Yuming Zhu

July 6 -Aug.15, 2015

Woodinville, WA

Artist reception:
July 19th. 2015
Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00

Call Studio for business hours: 425-794-8703
Open to public, by appointments only.



Daniel Smith Bellevue Store
Redmond, WA

Julu 11, 2015
Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

To Register:

Village Art Supply
Santa Rosa, CA

Aug. 1-2, 2015
Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

Sunday: 9:30 - 3:30
To Register:

Jerrole's Book and Supply
Ellensburg, WA

Aug. 8, 2015
Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00

NO lunch break
To Register:

Preston Art Supply
Louisville, KY

Sep. 12-13, 2015
Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

Sunday: 9:30 - 3:30
To Register:

Art Supply On Main
Houston TX

Sep. 19-20, 2015
Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

Sunday: 9:30 - 3:30
To Register:

Spokane Art Supply
Spokane, WA

Oct. 3, 2015
Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

To Register:

Blaines Art supply

Oct. 11, 2015

To Register:

White Bear Center for Arts
Wet Paint
White Bear Lake, MN
Oct.16-17, 2015
Friday:10:00 - 4:00
Saturday: 9:30 - 3:30
To Register:


Bellevue College

(June 30 - Aug. 4, 2015)

5 Tuesday Eve.
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
No Class on July 28.

To Register:

Workshop in China

Artiste China Passage


You will view the beautiful and energetic art works created by our staffs and artists we represent.  For retail information or show your works on our web,please contact us.

To purchase books and Instruction DVD of how to painting Sumi painting, please visit our authorized website at:


Chinese/Sumi Painting and Calligraphy Classes are offered at  Bellevue Community College, Edmonds Community College and Seattle Central Community College, Tacoma Community College, Kirkland Arts Center by staff artists associated with PIA. For detail class information and registration, please click on the links provided above or visit college websites.

Workshops (sample)

"Soul and Sumi"

You don’t just paint what you see. You paint what you feel.  Paint with soul is of the fundamental sumi painting and calligraphy.

Sumi calligraphy reaches for the optimal level of expression with dynamic, free yet the most strict soul controlled brush strokes.  The simplicity but spiritual richness is the law of sumi.

In this workshop, you will be introduced an authentic oriental perception of which to approach and feel the “object” you want to express in sumi style through your playful, tender inner world.

Also, you will be introduced to the philosophy and theory of sumi painting and calligraphy. Brief history of seal carving and usage of chops will be lectured.  Demo and hands-on individual instruction are the teaching method of the workshop. You will be assured of learning some basic skills and techniques of sumi painting.

Two-day Workshop (Sample)

Day One:  From 10:0

0 am to 4:00 pm (one hour lunch break)

     -       Philosophy of sumi painting and calligraphy

     -       Demo

-       Knowledge of sumi materials

-       How to paint bamboo, orchid, grapes, etc.

-       Hands-on calligraphy practice

-       Sumi painting composition

-       Critique

Day Two: From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (one hour lunch break)

     -       Advanced techniques of strokes

-       Continued composition (painting from real life)

-       “In Between”-Realistic & Abstract (visualization, expressive painting by Qi)

-       History of chop carving

-       Usage of chops

-       Lecture of landscape painting

*Materials not included. Can be purchased from store recommended by the instructor. Supply list available upon request. 

*Minimum 12 students for the workshop outside of WA State. 

About Our Artists

Yuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Great Seattle area.   He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel Nine. He continues teaching Sumi painting and calligraphy at Seattle and Bellevue Community Colleges.

Patrice Bruzas

Sharon Bennett (Florida)

Private Lessons

Private lessons of Calligraphy and Sumi painting are also available. Please contact us for more information.

For current class and workshop listing, please visit


Gathering at Master Dong's Home Studio.
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Serious artist-Bill H.

Writes like a master calligrapher.
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Demo by Master Dong, HongZhou Class.


Koi at West Lake

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