By Jay Alexander
Jay Alexander obtained masters degrees from Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts in Far Eastern languages, religion, and art. After finishing his studies and working in the Neuroscience and Behavior Dept. at the University of Massachusetts, he started a small graphics company and for many years designed and illustrated medical and science college textbooks and developed accompanying animations. Drawing on this graphics experience and his studies in Far Eastern art, he has devoted himself to expression with the simple media of ink, watercolor, and rice paper, reinterpreting some of the classical themes of Chinese art.