Debra Lumpkins

Using ink, rice paper, and locally caught fish, Debra Lumpkin’s mastery of traditional fish printing celebrates the beauty and variety of Hawaii’s sea life.

Dating from 18th century Japan, fish printing, or “gyotaku”, is a technique where ink is applied to a fish, then an imprint is hand-rubbed onto rice paper. The result is a strikingly accurate record of the subject without being too serious, allowing the opportunity for expression and happy surprises. Guided by traditional Japanese methods, Debra has adapted the technique to her own style. Each impression is a unique and one-of-a-kind work of art. Animals.

Location: United States – Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Price Range: 150 – 5,000 USD


(808) 442-2128

Artwork © Debra Lumpkins. All rights reserved.