My childhood art experiences in Tokyo may have influenced the way I paint. I was fascinated by the harmonious colors and striking composition of Japanese woodblock paintings. Currently I enjoy using a pouring technique in watercolor which is a reminiscent of woodblock prints.
I am drawn to the strong light and shadow that play in an extraordinary form. Often my subjects are found in everyday surroundings and places I travel.
My hope is that my painting will evoke joy in viewer's heart as it gives me great joy and pleasure to paint. I am thankful to our Creator for giving me such joy.
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and
poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”
-Leonardo da Vinci
I am a Signature member of Baltimore Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Potomac Valley Watercolorists; and member of Montgomery Art Association, Rockville Art League, Alexandria Art League, and Gaithersburg Fine Art Association.
I have received many awards at International/National/Local juried exhibits. My most significant award is a Gold Medal received for "Rainy Day in Vancouver" at 2018 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International juried Exhibition.
"Backstreet of Copenhagen" received Colson Art Printing award at 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition.
"Red Umbrellas" was accepted to 2019 National Watercolor Society 99th International Exhibit and received Philadelphia Watercolor Society Cash Award, and Sales International Inc./Dr. PH Martin's and Jack Richeson & Co. Merchandise Awards.
"Waiting for the Opening" received Jain Malkin Award at 2018 San Diego Watercolor Society International juried Exhibition.
"Lismore Flowers" received Best in Show at the Art League March 2020 juried show, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA.
-Gallery 209 at Artists and Makers, 11810 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD.
- The Art League Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center
- Windridge Vineyards Tap Room, 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown
All the images on this website are my original watercolors.
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