My painting style is inspired by the Japanese traditional Kimono pattern. I compose my art using spacial tension and balance between the subjects that I stylize, to portray a philosophical viewpoint of human life. The kimono’s silk is much like a canvas to me and in that limited space I try to create a scene with an awareness of the fragility and beauty of life. I am a long time admirer of the traditional craftsmanship. Through the time consuming art making process, I feel closely connected with historical artisans and artists and create my own truly living moment. I’m not a prolific artist, so many of the pieces are shown first time here in public.
Awards and accomplishments:
2006 BC Internationally Trained Professionals, Guest speaker
2005 Junior Achievement “World of Choices 2005” speaker
2005 City of Kelowna Aichi Expo Japan Delegation, Chairperson for Artists
1997 City of Kelowna Volunteer Award (Kelowna & District Arts Council)
Implementing Artscape program.
2005 The Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre - Kelowna, BC
2005 Kasugai Sister City Civic Association - Aichi, Japan
2002 Jean Fournel Foundation - Montreal
2001 Orchard Park shopping Centre - Kelowna, BC
2008~2009 Represented by White Rock Gallery - White Rock, BC
2007~ Present Represented by Hambleton Gallery – Kelowna, BC
2005 The Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre,
Contract for 300 Limited Edition Prints - Kelowna, BC
2002 ~ 2005 Resident Artist, Rotary Centre for the Arts - Kelowna, BC