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Yumiko Ichikawa

My artistic goal is to create a harmonious world in painting by combining the two different styles of art: Euro-American and Japanese. I often use Japanese compositional devices such as calligraphic lines, decorative patterns and asymmetrical balance in my western-painterly-style painting.

My still life and floral compositions are combination of real life and my imagination. I sometimes set up flowers or other objects to create new compositions. Other times I draw small sketches and/ or take reference photographs of any objects that attract me. I develop my ideas through a series of sketches. Then I start painting.


Fruit Bowl




White Blossoms



White Flowers



Yellow Wall

Red, White & Blue

White Orchids




Backlit Trees


Forest Path