about me

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Illustrating caricature paintings has been an illuminating experience for me to explore various shapes and forms in images. Creating scenic paintings for theatre productions has taught me how to work with a limited color palette. I am constantly learning from the masters whose work is displayed in museums, galleries, and online.

I painted my first dog portrait of our beloved toy poodle, then began working on portraits of my friends’ dogs. The reaction from owners when they see their pets on canvas has been extremely rewarding for me as an artist. I work from photos but my goal is to move past the limitations of photography to create a likeness that brings out the life of our beloved animal friends. All paintings are done in oil on canvas.

 

—— I was born in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a BFA in Illustration. I currently live and paint in a suburb of Tokyo. Commissions are open. If interested, please message me for further information.

イラストレーション、美術関係の執筆と翻訳、シアター美術の仕事を経て、現在は主にキャンバスに油絵で描いています。リアルに描くために写真を参考にしていますが、写真の平面を超えた質感や色合いで、人物、動物の個性や存在感を出すように心がけています。カリカチュアに加え、犬、猫など動物のポートレイトのコミッションをお受けしています。ご希望の方はご連絡ください。

 

-- 東京生まれ。高校からアメリカへ留学。カリフォルニア州パサデナのアートセンター・カレッジ・オブ・デザインでイラストレーションを専攻し、BFAを取得。東京在住。

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Please also visit my daughter Kotta's art website:

kottakatsuda.com