I’m originally from Japan where I believe my panache, craziness and thoughts are coming from. Despite my strict upbringing, I’ve always had freedom to choose what I do in life.
Achieving success in various art projects at school during my childhood used to allow me to dream of being an artist when I grew up. At the same time, I was too busy trying to be normal and to fit into Japanese society. At twelve I won the biggest award (one of several awards) at the art contest in my hometown, Yamanashi-ken, Japan, which could’ve given me an opportunity to study art in France. Read More
Coming to Australia when I was 18 made me realize that there are endless opportunities ahead. My dreams to become an artist continued, and I decided to enroll in a Bachelor of Communication Design at James Cook University. Through this course, apart from learning new skills, I’ve achieved valuable life lessons, met my mentor and grew lasting friendships, all this contributed to higher creativity.
After exhibiting a piece of my art, at the graduation exhibition, I managed to organize my first exhibition as well in Townsville, Australia. Around the same time, I was chosen as a local youth artist at the Youth Art Project 2009. I seriously couldn’t accomplish any of these without my dearest friends and support around me!
To open a new chapter as an artist, I moved to Brisbane in 2009. In the beginning, I presented my art pieces at a café in West End. And I also had a second exhibition to share my art work which gave me a chance to engage and connect with local people.
Although working and freelancing within the industry for several years, I experienced lack of motivation, creativity and steady emotion, and I wasn't sure moving to Brisbane was a good idea until not long ago.
I have always had a passion for art and illustrative work, as it allows me to express the person that I am. Recently I found myself living gratefully, actively, creatively and with my emotions at an all-time high. I launched my business to focus on what I love and further share my creative work and I hope to provide everyone with the joy that it gives me.
I always know that my family is with me anywhere I go. But luckily I found myself a great partner, his family and also my close friends who have been an amazing support to manage through this tough time.
It is hard to meet trusting people as we get older. Having special people around me is one of the most important things that keep me going and I feel like I finally found the balance in my life. I wake up each day full of wonderful excitement!
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me. And if you haven’t already done so, please check out some of my work on my Illustration or Gallery Page. You can also see pricing for services I offer. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.