I spend a lot of time in both Hawaii and Japan. Much of my art is done out of doors, while directly viewing the subject.
I wish to idealize every separate island in the Pacific region, and show the local people and scenery in their native beauty. I am currently offering my art to hotels in the Pacific and Caribbean regions. I have traveled 30 countries.
Traveled 30 countries
Speaks 3 languages
Awarded Doctorate of Philosophy; Communication and Fine Art
Master of Arts in Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Extensive volunteer efforts: Needs distribution and education
2010 Honolulu, Hawaii: Higgins Gallery Exhibition: high end gallery in Waikiki.
Painting commissioned for Hawaii State Capitol Building.
2009 Paintings in offices in Hawaii State Capital Building.
Hawaii and Japan: Commissioned works done for offices and individuals.
2008 Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel 10th Anniversary Event: Island Art Exhibition.
Commissioned works done for offices and individuals.
Contributed paintings for Film Festival, Japan: Heightening awareness of conditions in Israel occupied Palestine.
Better nutrition for children, suffering from bullet wounds.
Art purchases by businesses: Real Estate; Personal Protection/ Investigation Agency; Stocks/Securities; Coffee Shops.
2007 Tea Garden: Painted illustrations for new line of boxed teas for tea shop and restaurant.
Australia Tour: Did portraits and scenic paintings.
Tikka & Biryani Restaurant, Tokyo: Contributed to interior art decoration with oil paintings.
Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan: Painted family portrait of hotel's top V.I.P.’s/commissioned by Grand Hyatt Hotel.
2006 Empress Michiko received painting called “Protect Life.”
2006 Norwegian Cruise Lines, Hawaii: PRIDE OF HAWAII
Commissioned to produce 16 murals and paintings of Pacific Islands.
Grand Hyatt Tokyo: Paintings as corporate gifts; paintings for office interior decorations.
Created partnership company in Japan: Highland Services
Art for the Ambassadors of: Pakistan, Egypt, Algeria, Ecuador, and Panama.
Palestine Tour and dedication of enormous peace painting “Love your Enemy” to YMCA school.
2005 Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan: 5 paintings for Executive Office.
2004 Commissioned to make large gold screen of cherry blossoms (7 foot long Japanese screen,
comprised of 4 panels-- joined).
2007 Hawaiian Islands: Painting.
Art Board Gallery, Hawaii: On-going display.
City Club, Tokyo: Art Exhibition.
Yokohama Country and Athletic Club, Japan: Art Exhibition.
Laguna Beach Charity Auction of Ana's Art/ Gift Cards
2006 Norwegian Cruise Lines commissioned 16 murals and paintings.
2005 International Press Club, Tokyo: Art exhibition.
2004 Bold Gallery, Yokohama: Filled gallery display window.
2003 Registered Highland Services, Yokohama: My art company.
2002 Kimizuka Hospital: Produced art-- aid healing of patients.
2002 Suzuki Hospital: Donated use of large paintings indefinitely.
Kimizuka Hospital: Donated several large paintings.
2001 Samuel, my son, opened art exhibitions throughout Japan:
- Chiba Comesta, Chiba - Diamond Mall, Yokohama
- Gallery Bold, Yokohama - Ebisu Comesta, Ebisu
- Yokohama Athletic and Country Club, Yamate
- Gallery Fukusuke, Nagoya
- Art Arena, Osaka - Grand Hotel, Sakaide
- Ninomiya Gallery, Shikoku - Gallery Yokota, Hiroshima
- Gallery Recolte, Fukuoka - Shinagawa Eki Mae Gallery, Tokyo
2000 Artone, Akasaka Mitsuke Tokyu Hotel w/jewelryisplay
1999 Diamond Mall, Yokohama: Art exhibition.
Bold Gallery, Yokohama: Art exhibition.
Marine Estate, Yokohama: Art exhibition.
1999 Ginza Artone (in Akasaka Mitsuke Tokyu Hotel): Exhibition.
(original Sketches of “Modigliani” were shown along side).
1998 Sky Doors Gallery, Shibuya: Art exhibition.
Sagawa Gallery, Omori: Art exhibition.
1997 Hibiya Chante Gallery: Art exhibition.
Jijun Aesthetic Gallery: Art exhibition..
1995 Bellport Gallery: Art exhibition.
ArtArc, Omotesando: Art exhibition.
1994 Foreign Correspondents’ Club: Art exhibition.
Steps Gallery, Ginza: Art exhibition.
1985 Quito, Ecuador: Palace Exhibition at Presidential Office
2006 Bold Gallery, Minato Mirai Exhibition.
2006 First Friday: Art Exhibit at Roy’s Studio.
2006 Art Board Gallery, Hawaii: Art exhibited in gallery.
2004 No War Art Exhibition, Kanagawa Pefectural Exhibition.
2003 International Art Exhibition:Love Your Enemy. Anti-war.
2002 Governor’s Mansion: Open Your Heart Art Charity Exhibition.
Kanagawa Prefectural Exhibitions: Contributed to community shows.
2000 Ginza Artone, Akasaka Mitsuke Tokyu Hotel: Christmas Show.
1999 Nika Ka Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
ANTI-WAR art. 1997 Foreign Artists’ Association Exhibition.
2004 - 2005 Dokkyo Medical University: Taught, approximately 220 students, the language
of English, pertinent to job preparation.
2004 - 2008 Highland Services: Art created and sold; Technical Writing and Language
Arts assistance for individuals and companies. 2000 - 2004 Otsuka, Kushida Law Offices
and others: Taught English through novels/ conversation... proofread patents.
2003 JALI (Japan-American Language Institute): Instructor for international business client,
Nachi Fuji-koshi and others.
2002 - 2004 Japanese Mint: Taught Philosophy/Leadership Skills through English. Odawara, Japan.
2000 - 2002 Japanese American Scientific and Technological Association - Genome (DNA)
Technologies and Submarine Division: Taught sales, business letter writing, presentations of
specializations (in English), Japan.
1999 - 2000 Japanese Patent Office: Testing and Grading,... Read More