“I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COLOURS TO ENERGISE”
My attempt with my painting is to capture these moments and particularly the colours present within them.
Once unable to express my true feelings to others, art gave me the push I needed to connect with people, the confidence to make a new life in this country, and a passion for painting I may never have discovered had I not left behind my comforts in Japan.
Today, painting helps me to connect with people whom I would have otherwise never met, to see worlds I may have never seen, and to express emotions I may have otherwise never shown. This is the power of art and why I hold it so dear.
What influences me
I still remember the moment I saw Claude Monet’s Rouen Cathedral painting in Madrid in Spain. I was unable to move for a moment, its exquisite shades of blue and orange leaving me frozen as if my feet were nailed into the floor.Impressionist artists including Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pierre Bonnard continue to be my heroes, inspiring my own application of colour and brushstroke, and I would be surely happy if a painting of mine may make someone else feel something powerful too as my dearest artists once did to me.