Friday, October 22, 2010

Group exhibition in Fukuoka 26.-31 Oct 2010

O.k, last but not least for this September-October comes my group-exhibition with Kuroneko-art in Fukuoka. It takes place from the 26-31Oct in the Gallrey "art-friends" in Tenjin.
I would like to invite all my friends, who live here to come and see it. I'm also excited, meeting new artists and people there. Unfortunatelly, I can not be there always, because of my kids, but will be at the gallery
from time to time.
I will also upload the paintings I will exhibit soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

exhibition and ceremony

Last Sunday I flew to Tokyo to recieve the SB-Award for my painting "Butterflies".
The Oomori-Bellport was a fantastic location for the exhibition and the exhibition was HUGE. Many entries from Japan, Korea, Germany and France were displayed in the show and I loved to see all the different works there. Here you see me, my Dad and a visitor of the exhibition, who wanted to be on the photo, too.

Here you see my great friend Riyo Satou, who is a brilliant artist. I love her paintings and the way she melds colors and forms together.

And here is Emiko Saito, whom I met first at this exhibition. She is such a lovely and cheerful person. Her painting is full of vibrance and life. We had so much fun, talking to each other :)

Here you see the ceremony... the leaders of the different art associations held speeches and gave the awards to the different artists.

Shirao-sensei, the leader of the "Salon Blanc" association gave the cerificates to the winners and gratulated them. I went up on stage, too, but I need to wait for somebody, who took a photo from me recieving the prize ^^"

So many friends of mine came to see the exhibition and talk with me. It was great to see them all again !!!!!!
Because I was mostly chatting and meeting new and old friends, I was not able to take more pictures, but I will add some more pictures or links later, when I get them :)

And here is my certificate of the award !!! I feel very honored and happy !!!

Now I'm back in Fukuoka. I miss my Dad, who will stay for a few more days in Tokyo, before he flies home to Germany. It was great to have him here. Tsuyoshi is on a businestrip now and I will be back painting to forget about the sudden silence arround me after such an exciting time.
Haven't touched a pen or a brush for about 4 weeks and now I want to get back at it...

Next week I will have a group-exhibition in Fukuoka. I will announce details soon.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Art award and group-exhibition in Tokyo

After the sports fest last week I got a letter... my painting won an art-award at the annual international exhibition in Shinagawa, organized by "Salon Blanc"
I'm soooo happy and excited and I will fly to Tokyo to take part in the ceremony.
It is a big honor and I'm glad that my Dad can see this, too.
We will go together on the 17st of October.
The exhibition is from the 14st-19st of October in Shinagawa. I'm looking forward to see all the wonderful paintings from all over the world and see my friends from Germany and Japan, as well as meeting new people and artists there.
I will post more info about the show in my blog next week.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spider lillies...

This is something, I never was able to see in Hokkaido... Higanbana or Spider lillies.

They grow everywhere here now and in contrast to the yellow hues of rice-fields, Autumn-sun and green grass, it's an amazing sight. Farmers plant them arround the fields as a natural protection agains moles and mice, because their roots are poisenous.

Would love to paint this someday !!! ^_^

...and I'm having some great news about the group-exhibition in Tokyo. I will announce more after I checked my schedule and talked with my Dad.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

more photos from Kobe

Here are some more fotos from Kobe... I was most of the time at the gallery, but before it opened every morning, I went for a walk to see a little bit of the town. 

Here is the ropeway to the mountians and it reminded me a lot of Hakodate-yama.

For a few days I also stayed at my penfriend's house, the Yamaguchi-family.
It was so wonderful to see them and we had a lot of fun. Thank you so much for the great time and please visit me in Fukuoka someday !!!

Here is the gallery this time after the set up...

Right now I'm busy, because my father is here to visit us and we are having a great time together :D