Yukata by Schinako Moriyama

Yukata by Schinako Moriyama

F&T: Name something you love, and why?

The beautiful things around in my life everyday- rabbits, women, and flowers.

F&T: One staple thing in your workspace?

Acrylic paint, in many colours.

F&T: What themes do you pursue?

All things that are pleasant and funny, to me.

F&T: Any memorable responses you have had to your work?

An imitation of my painting by a small child!

F&T: A real-life situation that has inspired you?

I'd say, seasonal change, and flowers growing in the garden.

F&T: Favourite motivational phrase?

To an optimist every weed is a flower; to a pessimist every flower is a weed.

F&T: Last thing you doodled?

Rabbits and weeds.

F&T: Where do you see illustration going, in the future?

I can't predict.

F&T: Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style?

Paint a lot!

Selfie by Schinako Moriyama

Selfie by Schinako Moriyama

F&T: Whose work do you admire, past or present?

Paul Cezanne.

All images belong to Schinako Moriyama