My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experience in Tokyo where I grew up. Viewing woodblock art painted centuries ago by Japanese master artists deeply made an impression, particularly the unique bold composition and harmonious colors. Painting watercolor using a pouring technique reminds me of the essence of woodblock paintings. Through my art I desire to capture simple yet inspiring surroundings in everyday places and in new places when I travel. I hope my painting will evoke joy in viewers’ hearts as it gives me great joy to paint.
My highest achievement was winning a Gold medal at Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 39th International Juried Exhibition in 2018. Due to this award the image of my painting appeared in the “21 Best Water-media Paintings of the Year” article in the February 2019 issue of “Watercolor Artists” magazine.