Born in Japan, Yoko Asari lives in Victoria, BC. Canada. She is Elected Member of Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), and Associate Signature Member of Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA).
She completed the academic study of Fine Arts Oil Painting Major in Tokyo, Japan. She had been working in Japanese animation film production field over 15 years as an art director and a background-painting artist for various animation theater movies and TV series. She acquired the skills of watercolour during this period. After leaving from animation production field, she creates her own style of watercolour painting based on the acquired skill.
"When I take a stroll, some appearances on a street corner attract me. I capture the moment of the ordinary sight, which seems to speak to us for observing their presence more closely and being aware of the hidden beauty in such familiar view.
I use the method of realistic depiction with watercolour occasionally oil, which allows me to reach deeper into invisible message from the subject. I would like to pursue and depict the inner beauty, which often emerges from behind of the realistic expression. I will continue to quest the quiet beauty of such ordinary things in our daily lives."
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour
Federation of Canadian Artists
Oil Painters of America
Japan illustrators Association