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An artist born in Japan in 1983. 

 I’ve loved art since I was a kid.  For me, art is a part of my life and a place of self-expression.  Inspired by natural animals, flowers.  And now it’s an expression of my own feelings.

Tell us a bit about yourself. When did you begin doing art and how did you get started? When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

TAKUYA:  I’ve loved painting since I was a kid, but I started drawing in earnest when I was 30 years old. I started drawing in earnest from the rehabilitation of illness. My childhood dream was to be a police officer.

Tell us about your artwork, medium, style, subject matter etc.

TAKUYA: My style of art is inspired by the color scheme of animals and flowers, the terrain, and the surface of the earth.

What are some of the tools you use to create your distinct style of artwork?

TAKUYA: Original tools use towels and draw on cardboard.

What is a day of working like in your studio? Do you have any rituals that help you get motivated or in “the zone”?

TAKUYA: I always value morning walking to improve my feelings.

What motivates you as an artist? Is it curiosity, the search for beauty or meaning?

TAKUYA: My motivation as an artist is my inner expression.  It expresses a part that cannot be expressed in words.

What’s the most challenging part of your artistic process? And how do you overcome it?

TAKUYA: It is difficult to maintain the feeling of wanting to draw.  The way to overcome it is to make time for not painting.

What is the most recent piece you’ve enjoyed working on, and why?

TAKUYA: My latest and enjoyable job is to imagine and draw human emotions.  The reason is that human emotions are very complex and difficult.

What artists influenced you the most and why?

TAKUYA: My favorite artist is Henri Matisse.  I really like the colors of his work.

Are there any upcoming shows or workshops we should know about?

TAKUYA: No shows or workshops to know.

Do you see your art as serving a purpose beyond art?

TAKUYA: I don’t know if it exceeded the purpose of my art.  But the expression is widespread.

What’s next on the horizon for you?

TAKUYA: Next time I want to draw a very big picture.


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