I am a freelance illustrator originally from Japan, and now based in Greater London. I have always loved drawing and crafting with my hands.
My works are predominantly hand-painted illustrations using acrylic, gouache and colour pencils, sometimes with collage of painted papers. The artworks are then scanned in to add even more textures and for a re-touch. For some projects, I paint the characters and people separately from the background so they are put together at this stage. I enjoy the process throughout but the painting is my favourite part of the illustration process.
I love to illustrate our diverse world, with colourful, quirky and heart-warming illustrations to bring warmth, positivity and smiles to those who see my work.
My work was shortlisted for Transport for London and Association of Illustrators' joint competition, "Sounds of the City" and was exhibited at London Transport Museum in 2017.
I studied BA illustration at Kingston University and graduated in 2008. Since then I have been commissioned to produce illustrations for editorial, publishing, advertising, packaging design and murals.
I am a member of the Association of Illustrators.