I never tire of drawing, painting, or just gazing at the Ko'olau Mountains and Pacific Ocean where I grew up. My enduring motifs are the mountains, water, and the sky. I see them even in abstract forms, like in architecture or food. Travelling, I am always curious to explore and discover new landscapes.
Nature and our place in it raise questions for me about how much do we need to see ourselves reflected in Nature or man's desire to control and shape it.
I believe living with original art in your home creates a coccoon of well being when surrounded by natural materials and well crafted objects instead of machine-made artificial environments.
I want to share the experience of natural divine beauty and living aloha through my work.
I paint mostly en plein aire watercolor landscapes and what I call ‘dreamscapes’ for my studio work. I seek to capture and communicate my intuitive and emotional response of a location or conjured from my memories.
My work is representational based on observation of nature and layered with my multicultural heritage both as an artist and an immigrant.
For me, making art is a way to live my philosophy about honoring the past and moving forward in baby steps towards the future and light.
Represented by Nohea Gallery, Honolulu HI USA.
Arrange to visit to view a selection of my work if you are in town! Contact me at: PleinAirPainting@dyoshimura.com
Member of Swedish National Artists Organisation (KRO), Swedish Artists Alliance (KRA), National Watercolor Society (NWS), Hawaii Watercolor Society (HWS), Windward Artists Guild (WAG), International Plein Air Painters (IPAP).
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