Finding the creative voice within, Feb 26
An Art Talk with Emiko Mizukami
February 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Garden is proud to present “Finding the creative voice within” with Emiko Venlet Mizukami, as part of our Chinese New Year virtual programming.
Emiko will talk about how any path in life leads to where you are meant to go, and by doing so, finding your artist voice within. How to find inspiration everywhere in your life and surroundings to create the art you want and design the life you want. She’ll also present a demo on how she paints a simple Matisse like still life and how you can do it yourself!
Born and raised in Fukui, Japan Emiko Mizukami was always surrounded by the sea and mountains. She is currently living in North Vancouver, Canada once again connected to mountains and the seaside. Emiko’s current work is to remind us of the dreamy and magical places in your heart and the new chapters those places bring in our lives. She paints and draws imaginary interior scenes with still life in them.
As a youth Emiko’s connection to her mother and grandmother instilled an appreciation for working with her hands, learning Japanese crafts as well as preserving food and cooking. This natural instinct has led her to drawing and painting. Her early work focused on recreating her visions of inner landscape in abstract form. These images have shifted towards more narrative still life work in oil and acrylic including vintage furniture, flowers, fruit, wallpaper and all things that have nostalgic feel to them; the common thread being an inner exploration of memories and stories.
Emiko is a poet, a tarot card reader and a storyteller. She is a self taught artist and practices art at home and at Gore Ave. Studio downtown Vancouver, Canada.