Shawn Wilson is a local artist who first began studying the art of sumi-é years ago in New York. Sumi-é is a Japanese ink brush technique, that she considers a mediation art form. I had the chance to meet and photograph Shawn while working on assignment for TulsaPeople. I left her home studio feeling so rejuvenated because she was such a joy to work with. My favorite thing about my job is to meet people and document them doing whatever they are passionate about.  

Valerie Wei-Haas