I began studying art at the age of two in Japan. My love of art continued after my family immigrated to Northern Ontario thanks to my mother, a well known Haiku poet, who encouraged me to be creative and explore various media. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Music Performance, I returned as an adult student to the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD) to study Fine Art with a specialty in figure drawing and painting. After almost two decades away from art to pursue a career and raise a son, I have finally realized my dream of returning to my first love - art.
My art is evolving on a daily basis through exploration of medium and technique. I refer to my images as "interpretations" of objects and people, rather than representations. You will have to use your own judgement as to whether or not I have caught the essence of the subject without presenting an exact image.