Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m a 29 year old Tokyo-born artist, currently living in Norman, OK in the US. I love painting Japanese themes and also wild drippy colorful abstracts. I’m also a fashion nut.
When did you know that art was your thing?
I’ve been drawing even before I could properly speak. And I’ve just never stopped! More recently, I’ve discovered that I need to focus on art instead of any other “career”… because with anything else, I’ll never truly be happy.
Do you have a favorite medium?
I love the unexpected nature of watercolor. It almost paints itself. I’ve also gotten into acrylics more these days. Oil pastel on canvas is new for me, but I love the brilliant hues and the deep saturation you can get with it.
What’s your favorite part of the art making process?
I love getting so into a painting that I don’t know what time it is, where I am, or if I’ve eaten lunch. It’s like an art-induced amnesia! I’m sure all creative people can relate to this. It’s fantastic to be so involved in a piece like that.
What inspires you to create?
What’s the most rewarding thing about sharing your art with the world?
When people say “This painting means so much to me because I can relate exactly to the message,” that is the best thing I could hear.
Where can we find your work?
Japanese art: www.etsy.com/shop/juuriart
Abstract art: www.etsy.com/shop/fasharthome
Where can we find you?
Thank you so much, I love your work!