Biography

 

 

I was born in Mitaka-city, Tokyo and raised in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture; the countryside around the town led me to the natural world naturally. After graduating art college I became acquainted with North American "Wildlife Art" and it inspired me to paint wildlife as my true direction in art.
I sketched everything I saw: backyard birds, plants, and insects. I spent many moments feeling the fullness and connection with nature.

My first travel abroad was to Canada and the USA in 1993. I became absorbed in sketching the behaviors of birds and mammals living within their natural habitat. Subsequently, I visited Ecuador, The Galapagos, Midway Islands, Spain, Palau, Costa Rica, and Borneoand, but I love the northern country the best which lead me to East Hokkaido where spent two years (2001-02).

I have explored several media, such as colored pencil, acrylic, and copper print. Presently, I am most comfortable using watercolor. I paint with a feeling to repay nature, which has given me so many gifts for my life.

The greatest happiness of my artistic life is to share the natural world through my artworks with an audience, even if they live in a city, and which allows the viewer a chance to give their eyes a little bit more toward the natural beings living near to us.

As the founder and owner of "Japan Nature Journal Club" that I created in 2018, I share "wonder of nature" with all generations.

My illustrations and artworks have appeared in various books and magazines in Japan.