What themes do your artworks portray? Why do youportray such themes?
The themes of each of my artworks have changed over the years. However, recently I discovered that there is one theme that remains unchanged among those themes: It is “life and death”.
What do you like the most about your artworks? I understand that you draw while travelling; where is your favorite destination to travel?
What I like the most about my artworks is, when I have an artwork or a part of an artwork that expresses the color of “light” to my satisfaction. When travelling both international and domestic, I am attracted to waterside scenery.
*Image: Photo of Noriko Nagano painting her artwork.
What type of medium do you often use? Why do you like such medium?
I paint most of my artworks on washi paper. Washi itself is a beautiful artwork, and I also use other rich mediums such as watercolor and mineral pigments.
Can you tell us what type of artworks you are currently working on?
I am painting memories that anyone may have, on top of scenery that can be seen anywhere.
Where and when do you like to produce your artworks?
I produce my artworks at my studio in Shonan. I like to produce my artworks in the middle of the day on a sunny day, when I can distinguish the delicate differences of lightness among light colors.
Do you have a message to our readers?
I hope to produce artworks that will enable the viewers to relate to their own emotions when they see my paintings.