My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experiences in Tokyo where I grew up. I admired European art especially the ones full of bold brush strokes and colorful designs, and viewing woodblock paintings done centuries ago by Japanese master artists deeply made an impression, particularly the unique composition and harmonious colors. Painting in watercolor using a pouring technique reminds me of my childhood sentiment.
My desire is to capture the beauty of simple and inspiring surroundings in every day surroundings and new places when I travel. My hope is that my painting will evoke joy in viewer's heart as it gives me great joy and pleasure.
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and
poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”
-Leonardo da Vinci
I have received numerous awards at International/National/Local juried exhibits. Most significant award is a Gold Medal received at 2018 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International juried Exhibition, and other awards are Jain Malkin Award at 2018 San Diego Watercolor Society International juried Exhibition and awards at local art league/association .
"Red Umbrellas" was accepted to 2019 National Watercolor Society 99th International Exhibit.
I am a Signature member of Baltimore Watercolor Society, PennsylvaniaWatercolor Society, Potomac Valley Watercolorists; and member of Montgomery Art Association, Rockville Art League, Alexandria Art League, Maryland Federation of Arts, Olney Art Association, Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association.
Current and Future Exhibition:
-Springfield Art Museum (2019 Watercolor USA Exhibit), Springfield, IL
June 8 - September 1
-St. Louis Artist's Guild ( 2019 Missouri Watercolor Society International Exhibit), St. Louis, MO - June 15 - July 27
-NWS Gallery (2019 National Watercolor Society International Exhibit) at San Pedro, CA - October 7 - November 17, 2019
-Gallery 75 at the Art League Gallery in Torpedo Art Center, Alexandrea
Art League Gallery in Torpedo Factory Art Center - July - September
-Artists on Market, Gaithersburg, MD
201 Market Street West, Gaithersburg, MD
All the images on this website are original watercolor.
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