Roslyn Levin

Canadian Artist

So Wild Together

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24" x 36"

Roslyn Levin has practiced sumi-e or Japanese brushstroke painting, since 1976 & Japanese calligraphy since 2009 having as sensei’s, respectively, Tomoko Kodama and Noriko Maeda.She has painted professionally since 1981.  Her work has appeared in both national and international exhibits in Canada as well as in group exhibits in China, and Japan  sponsored by Group Yohaku–white space.  Her work has also appeared in juried exhibits in London, England.   Her paintings are in art collections in Holland, Australia, Great Britain and the United States. Roslyn has taught sumi-e since 1997.  She is known for her ability to capture the essence of her subjects in as little as one brushstroke.  Her book,  The Brush Dances has well-received by both her students and admirers since it’s publication in 2017.

AWARDS AND HONOURS
2020 – Elected to The Canadian Federation of Artists both National organization and Toronto Chapter
Grand Prize in 13th Shodo Canada Annual Japanese Calligraphy Competition in Canada juried in Japan2019  
Elected to Artists for Conservation
Jurist for Sumi-e Artists of Canada Annual Exhibit 
Jurist for 2019 Colour and Form Society annual exhibit
Grand Prize in 12th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
One of the Top 10 Artists in McMichaels Annual Across Canada Juried Exhibit
2018 – Grand Prize in 11th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artists of Canada
2017 – Ruth Yamada Award for Excellence in Sumi-e from Sumi-e Artists of Canada (SAC) – First Prize 
One of the Top 10 Artists in McMichaels Annual Across Canada Juried Exhibit
Grand Prize in 10th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
2016 – One of the Top 10 Artists in McMichaels Annual Across Canada Juried Exhibit
Grand Prize in 9th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artists of Canada 
2015 – Orangeville Established Artist of the Year Award 
Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artists of Canada
Grand Prize in 8th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
2014 – Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artists of Canada
Grand Prize in 7th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
Finalist in Headwaters Horse Country Competition 
2013 – Grand Prize in 6th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artists of Canada
2012 – Elected to Society of Canadian Artists 
Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artists of Canada
Grand Prize in 5th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
2011 – Desmond Juried Exhibit, Ridgetown ON, 3rd prize 
Gold Prize in 4th Shodo Canada Annual Calligraphy Competition
Honourable Mention, Sumi-e Artists of Canada
2010 – Awarded the Reed T Cooper Bursary by Dufferin Arts Council
Judge’s Award for the 3rd Annual Japanese Calligraphy Competition in Canada for her work’s energy, quality of line, and composition.
Citation from Ontario Chinese Artists Assoc.
2009 – Wayne Shaffer Memorial Award for Innovative work in personal style from Sumi-e Artists of Canada and American Sumi-e-Society