I've come to know an artist in Japan named Juriko Kosaka whose work I really admire. She makes many sketches of scenes or people from her daily life using a sketch app on her iPhone. She also paints in acrylics using a sparse but warm style. I'm always amazed by her work because no matter what she paints, the simple essence of her subject really comes through.
|Images from Juriko's blog|
In Onsen, I can feel the heat and steam of the hot spring, while Aromaticus gives a feeling of cool mint or herbs on a hot day. Neko captures Hana the cat's personality and soft fur.
She recently participated in an art show based on Karuta. Karuta is a children's word game that involves thinking of a word that starts with a certain syllable or letter. The next person has to think of a word that starts with the last letter of the player before him.
I am looking forward to seeing more artwork from Ms. Juriko. Here's her interpretation of "dusty" to enjoy.
|Image from Juriko's blog.|
You can find more art on her blog or by following her on twitter or even flickr!