Mariko Irie, Beginning of a Sweet Evening, oil painting, gallery wrap, 14 inches wide by 11 inches high.
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 over twenty years. Mariko uses a wet into wet technique to bring out the watercolor's uniqueness and charm, adding layers of glazing to create very rich paintings. She creates the paintings in a way that retains the distinctive look associated with the medium. Her paintings are rich in the traditional style and have a wonderful, contemporary feel. Original watercolors, oils, and giclee prints on paper.