Here are a few pages that describe my: background; experiences as an artist; what I hope to accomplish; and a printable brochure.Bio/Brochure Forward
Yumi was born in Tokyo, Japan. She studied under Ukai Uchiyama, Japan's master watercolorist. Yumi did a variety of illustrations for children's magazines and books while she was a student of KEIO University. After graduating with a BFA, she studied at the Academy of Arts College in San Francisco. From 1982 to 1985 she lived in Holland to study the works of the great Dutch masters. Yumi was also the president of the La Jolla Art Association from 1996 to 1997.
"A Master Impressionist-American Impressionism, plus European flavor, with a touch of Oriental grace." ...Jack Ciarko, Art Critic
"Yumi's strong love for people is evident in her work." ...International Times
"Stroke of artistic genius." ... The Daily Californian
"Her brilliant palette of landscapes, street surroundings, still lifes and portraits are just overwhelmingly magnificent" ...La Jolla Village News
Yumi and Her Art
"I am a plein-air painter, focusing on the colors and light that nature creates. A painting that doesn't have to be explained — but simply portrays a feeling to which people can relate — is communication. If my paintings would give people the feeling of Love, Harmony & Peace, I would be content."
Yumi was awarded the key to the city of La Mesa for her outstanding teaching contributions made to the La Mesa community and won numerous National & International Awards.
She writes a monthly column for her agent on the ICHIPLUS web site:
Yumi now resides in San Diego, dedicated to her art.
1985 — 2013
Please Contact Yumi to: Schedule a Lecture; Demo; Workshop; and/or to Judge an Art Show.