I enjoy painting and appreciate beauty that surrounds us everywhere as a sense of wonder opens my eyes to many creative possibilities. My desire is to capture this simple yet striking beauty, and share and communicate with the viewer the essence of joy and peace through my painting.
Currently I paint using a pouring technique, which frees me from being overly concerned about color choices and at the same time it improvises strong value contrast. It is a delightful experience to see how primary colors mingle and flow on paper to create the transparent glow.
I find watercolor painting fascinating and absorbing.
I am grateful that there are endless opportunities for learning and growing.
My art is influenced by my travels and by my upbringing in Japan.
“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 juried exhibits.
Most current awards are a Gold Medal received at 2018 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International juried Exhibition, and Jain Malkin Award at 2018 San Diego Watercolor Society International juried Exhibition.
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.
My paintings are currently shown at:
Gallery 75 of the Art League Gallery in Torpedo Art Center, Alexandrea, VA
Art League Gallery in Torpedo Factory Art Center
Artists on Market in Gaithersburg, MD
Annapolis State House of Delegates Building
My work has been exhibited at Circle Gallery and Maritime Museum in Annapolis, MD, Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Kensington Town Hall, Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, Adams County Art Education Center in Gettysburg, PA, Ocean City Art League, Howard County Department of Education and Thomas Farm Community Center.
All the images on this website are original watercolor.
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