From Japan, Mayumi keeps an oriental heritage through expressing her passion for art. She studied oil painting and interior design, and had worked for more than 10 years in Milan before moving to the UK to start her career as a full time artist focusing on watercolor paintings. Mayumi works with quick, rapid movements, she paints ceaselessly, seizes the day and the night capturing the eternity of a moment. She synthesizes her love for watercolour through the characteristics of freshness, transparency and spontaneity. “Using rich colours with a loose technique in my paintings expresses my own feelings and attitude to life” Says Mayumi. At present Mayumi lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.
1997 – Bachelor, Faculty of Design, Okayama Prefectural University, Okayama, Japan
1999 – Master in Interior and Product Design, Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan, Italy
Key Achievements & Awards
2021 Selected to be fellow member of the AIA (Association of Watercolorists of Italy)
2018 International Watercolor Contest by Galleria Esdé LaborLimae Award, Italy
2017 Pintar Rapido London Cass Art Award, U.K.
2017 Leisure Painter Open Art Competition Pro Arte Award, U.K.
2015 Pintar Rapido London Hampstead School of Art Award, U.K.
2015 SAA Artist of the Year June Atherton Award, U.K.