Mariko Irie, Rhododendron in the Garden, watercolor, image size 29 inches by 14.5 inches, framed size 41.5 inches by 25.5 inches, in black metal frame.
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.