Largely self-trained, I am an artist driven by the desire to enrich peoples lives. I am passionate about making and sharing my art and introducing Japanese Painting, Nihonga, to more American audiences.
"A picture is worth 1,000 words"
Through more than 10 years of Japanese language studies, communication skills (or inability to, for a long time time) has played a huge role in my life. The quote above rings true - art is one of the most accessible bridges between people of different cultures. Through the exploration of the art of other cultures, we can further understand those cultures, and at the same time, ourselves. I aim to use it to bring the people of two countries I love closer together.
In addition, I have a lot of work experience teaching leadership, growth mindset, and creative critical thinking skills. Through these skills and art, we can prepare young people to step forth confidently into new situations and new challenges with an open mind.
My greatest strength is my tenacity and my unyielding movement towards my dream - to create art that brings people closer and makes them feel more human.