Animals and nature paintings by an award winning Japanese painter, Minako Ota, will be on display and open to the public at Small World Coffee from September 4th till October 1st, 2019. Small World Coffee is located at: 14 Witherspoon St. Princeton (https://smallworldcoffee.com/)
The artist will be at the show to greet guests on September 6th (Fri),
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Minako Ota is based in Princeton. Born in Osaka, Japan, she studied traditional Japanese painting at Tama Art University in Tokyo. Upon graduation, she attended Cambridge University in England where she focused on western painting conservation.
Since she left her native country some 30 years ago, she has submerged herself in western cultures in the US and Europe. Her paintings reflect her persona as a cultural hybrid between Japan and the West. She combines western painting techniques that she learned through her 20+ years as a professional painting conservator and traditional Japanese aesthetics that she grew up with.
She has had exhibitions in Japan, Russia, the US and France.
More information on Minako Ota can be found online: www.minako-art.com