I have been a batik artist for over 20 years. My early artistic career was primarily focused on oil painting when I moved to Portland, Oregon from Japan.
My subjects are mainly landscapes and native fauna and flora. Part of what makes my work unique is the method I use to create each piece, which is a hybrid of traditional batik methods (with the step-by-step wax resist and dye bath applications) and fabric painting methods. The result is intricately detailed fine art batik.
I have shown my work at various juried art shows. My work continues to take me in new directions and I plan on practicing and refining my art this year and throughout my career.
SELECTED JURIED ART SHOWS
Art in the High Desert: Bend, OR
Salem Art Fair and Festival: Salem, OR
Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival: Portland, OR
Corvallis Fall Festival: Corvallis, OR
Trout Lake Festival of Art: Trout Lake, WA
Best of Northwest Show: Portland,OR
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts: Lake Oswego, OR
Silverton Fine Art Festival: Silverton, OR
SCHOOL FUNDRASING EVENTS
Buckman Art Show and Sell: Portland, OR - Buckman Elementary School art program
Rieke Art Fair: Portland, OR - Rieke Elementary School art program
Art in the Burbs: Tigard, OR - Tigard/ Tualatin school district's art program
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
Selected as the winner of the 2016 Corvallis Fall Festival poster competition
Featured on 2015 Audubon Wild Arts Festival Poster
People's Choice Award -- Favorite art booth as voted by the public -- Corvallis Fall Festival: Corvallis, OR
2nd Place in Downtown Art Walk: Tigard, OR
Featured Artist in Artsy Shark in January: www.artsyshark.com
Featured in Mixed Media Art Magazine, "The Art of Business" ; Issue 13