About the Studio's Artist

About The Studio's Artist Bee

About the Studio’s Artist Bee, the Studio's Gallery

 and The Little Wildlife Rescues

I  grew up in the amazing countryside of Japan. The rice fields were overwhelmingly teeming with the most exotic animals you have ever seen. This inspired me so greatly that it naturally spilled out onto any paper I could find, and Japan had a lot of paper walls! Oops. Since art was the only thing I have ever been truly passionate about I leapt at the opportunity to study with a Disney and Warner Brothers animator. Finally, after quite some time in accounting, banking and business, I was able to take this art passion and make it full-time.  Now I create and produce illustrations, and cartoon characters who come out of the graphite mist with a song in their hearts and dandelion flowers up their noses. I love to work in graphite and ink, because organically it gives heaps of character and textures that I love. But there are some artworks that need to be created digitally, and either way, both methods can be finished by computer, or by wandering off to the colouring-in department, to be crayoned, watercoloured, dazzled with Winsor & Newton pigment markers, or any other mixed media that I want to play with. But, whichever direction the artwork goes in, it needs to be bright and fun, and look great when it reaches its final destination. This website, and the studio's art gallery (on Alabama Road, opposite the studio), showcase a small sample of my art, photography, and the photography of The Little Wildlife Rescues and other little critters that I come across in my every day life while out and about with sketch pad and camera in hand.

You should see what ends up in my pockets at times! For the little wildlife rescue stories pop in to the website www.thelittlewildliferescues.co.nz.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Studio 269 Designs Ltd

269 Alabama Road
RD4 (Riverlands End)
Blenheim
Marlborough, New Zealand

027 249 8418

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