I paint mostly landscapes, inspired by the beauty fo rythmn and energy of the mountains, trees, oceans, and rivers. I don’t paint traditional sumi-e, but a more contemporary way by my own inspiration. Most of my art education in Japan and Europe was in the Western style, with oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, collage, and print making.
Ms. Sono Begert was born in Tokyo, Japan. After she graduated from the fine arts college at Bunka Gakuin in Tokyo, she attended fine arts schools in Prague, Vienna, Lausanne Switzerland, and at the University of Houston in Texas. She returned to Japan after WWII and taught in the art department at Bunka Gakuin. In 1960, she moved to Lakewood, WA where she began painting and studing sumi-e and printmaking at PLU. She has exhibited both nationally and internationallyl, including the Houston Museum, the Air Force Officers’ Club in St John’s, Newfoundland, Mitsukoshi Gallery in Tokyo, the Tacoma Art Museum, and in many galleries in the Puget Sound area.