MARIKO IRIE FINE ART
Paintings and Giclee Prints
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Happy New Year 2024!!🎉
How is your new year 2024 started?
I love to announce my show at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library:
Show Date: February 1 - 29
Artists’ Reception: February 10th 4 -5:30pm
Address: 755 W. Napa St. Sonoma CA
Hope you can come to see my show and meet me at the reception.
Local news paper published my show announcement with story by Daniel Johnson yesterday.
It’s a long article and many photos on the front page and page A4😊🙏
More show information later.
Enjoy nice rainy sunny days,
Mariko Irie, a lifelong painter, was born and raised in Tokyo. She
received her BFA at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, 1973. Mariko moved
to Mendocino in 1982 to pursue her painting. She studied printmaking
with Robert Rhodes and American Realism painting with Bill Martin at
College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg.
She has been in numerous solo and group shows, receiving honors
including: having been selected for “California Contemporary Art Collection
2017-2018” at the California State Capital; top prize of “Outstanding
Visual Artists” at Museum of the Living Artist in San Diego, 2011; having paintings selected for the cover of the Mendocino Art Center’s magazine “Mencodino Arts” winter issue, 2008; chosen for the posters of “Art in the Garden”, 2008, Mendocino Music Festival, 2004, Winesong, 1995. Mariko’s paintings are widely represented in collections both public and private throughout the United States, Canada, England, Germany and Japan.
Mariko has been seeking eternal peace and beauty. She hopes that the silence of her painting gives room for contemplation.
She has been fascinated by painting watercolors for thirty years
using a wet on wet technique to bring out the watercolor’s uniqueness
and charm, adding layers of glazing to create rich paintings. She
creates these paintings in a way that retains a distinctive look
associated with the medium. Her paintings are rich in the traditional style and have a wonderful contemporary feel.
Mariko Irie is represented at Northcoast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg, Highlight Gallery in Mendocino, and Gallery at Glendeven Inn, Little River, California.
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