Yachiyo’s passion for art has been an enduring force in her life. She attempts to create an atmosphere that offers the viewer a temporary diversion from life’s adversities. Her sources of inspiration include personal experiences, nature, and her own artistic imagination. A distinct Asian influence is present in many of her paintings. She has worked in a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, and pastels. Her current focus is on painting with oils and watercolors.

Yachiyo’s desire for a creative outlet has influenced many of her life decisions. Originally from Japan, she achieved a position as general manager of an international modeling agency. After 16 years in the fashion industry, she retired and moved to the United States where she began her career as a professional artist.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the States through such prestigious juried exhibitions as the American and National Watercolor Societies, Oil Painters of America, Japan Watercolor Society and others.

To view her work, visit www.YachiyoFineArt.com

Signature Member of:

  • National Watercolor Society
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society

Member of:

  • Japan Watercolor Society

Associate Member of:

  • Oil Painters of America
  • American Watercolor Society

Publications:

  • Watercolor Magazine
  • Not Just Another Still Life
  • Online Gallery in American Artist
  • Artist Touch 4
  • The Best of Watermedia Artists Volume II
  • Artworks” magazine