My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experiences in Tokyo. The Japanese woodblock deeply made an impression, especially the harmonious colors and striking composition. I enjoy using a pouring technique in watercolor which is reminiscent of woodblock prints.
I am drawn to the strong light and shadow that play in the subject in an extraordinary form. I have a strong desire to capture this in my paintings. 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.
“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, PennsylvaniaWatercolor Society, Potomac Valley Watercolorists; and member of Montgomery Art Association, Rockville Art League, Alexandria Art League, Olney Art Association.
I have received numerous 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.
"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 March 2020 Art League juried show, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA.
-The Art League at Torpedo Factory Art Center, March Juried Exhibit, Alexandria, VA.
-Gallery 75 at the Art League in Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandrea, VA
-Artists on Market Gallery at Rio Lakefront Shopping Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.
-Oasis Gallery at Westfield Shopping Mall, Bethesda, MD
All the images on this website are original watercolor.
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