'something a bit quirky'
I was born in Japan, a self-taught painter and craft maker. I have been selling my art and craft work at local artisan markets since I have started to spend more time as a full time artist a few years ago.
I like the words ' Mixed Media' : I have been trying to express in as many various ways as possible.
My ultimate dream artwork would be the cave paintings by prehistoric humankind, desire to create something tangible for a practical reason or for a sake of joy of shaping images and not be satisfied with just hunting, eating and sleeping.
I am also a Buddhist married to a Christian, I cherish the amalgamation and hope that my artwork manages to add a little more colours to an everyday life of all the people.
I use many different mediums, such as old papers, cardboard, chalks, acrylics, pastels, inks and various ways of printing. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my liking. Each idea manifests in its own individual style. I like the feeling of thrill by a mistake turns something unexpectedly amusing.
Nature and people are my inspiration, though it's not easy to expand inspirational horizon beyond a physical limitation of our small garden and occasional trading days at our local artisan markets.
Curiosity, observation and imagination are becoming my mantra and usually helping me to create something unique without ample resource of time and opportunity.
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