Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Heather Midori Yamada - October 2016 - Artist of the month

Utsuru/ Shift

Heather Midori Yamada is a visual artist and teacher who works with Japanese `washi’ papers in banners, collage and installations and mixed media canvas works.

A recent Victoria arrival, Heather shares her love of colour and texture with Japanese washis in workshops which explore calligraphic brushwork with ink and watercolour, hand tinting, pouring and patterning on a variety of Japanese and other Asian papers using acrylics and textural mediums.

Heather’s inspirations include meditation and yoga practices as well as Japanese floral arranging- ikebana from the Sogetsu school.  Heather returns to Montreal to study with her 92 year old master, Watanabe Sensei. Heather teaches annually at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,  with Au Papier Japonais, and at an annual creativity retreat at Auberge La Mara in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

Following three studio moves from Montreal, Heather looks forward to ‘staying put’ from fall onwards to deepen her connection to the beauty of Victoria, in order to enhance her personal and creative life. Stay tuned for information regarding International Creativity Retreats which are on the horizon and all are welcome…
Heather joined the Gage Gallery Collective in December of 2015 with pleasure, excitement and respect for her fellow ‘Gagers”. 

Hahagokoro series II

Shifting Plain series #I

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