Plein air painting is challenging, exciting, and therapeutic. If you've done it, you should do it more. If you haven't, start now... after reading my bio in third person below.
Born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan, Kaori arrived in New Orleans alone with one duffle bag in the summer of 1994, and has lived by the Mississippi River ever since. She is a member of Staple Goods art collective and gallery in the St. Claude Arts District.
Weekly classes at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts have given her the opportunity to study plein air painting with Phil Sandusky since 2008, as well as portrait and figure painting with Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux, and Diego Larguia. In August 2012, two of her paintings were hung at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, as part of Louisiana Contemporary juried exhibition.
She rides her orange colored bicycle through the uneven streets of New Orleans in search of her next painting subject.