YAMADA, Heather Midori 

Heather Midori Yamada returned to the Gage in September 2021 with Solo Show “Shards” of mixed media paintings featuring hand-painted Japanese washi paper. This exhibit showcased Heather’s decades long use of collaged washi, Japanese hand painted paper. This exploration began with one-of-a kind monotypes and collographs in Toronto’s Open Studio, over thirty-five years ago.
This fall ‘Shards’ art show at the new Gage Gallery’s Bastion Square location high-lighted hand-painted, folded and dimensional papers joining textured and coloured acrylic wood panels and canvas.

Heather’s approach to art making is mirrored in her teaching style which draws from many contemplative sources: Buddhist meditation, hatha yoga, writing as practice, and Japanese arts. Heather studied with Sogetsu ikebana master Seibi Watanabe in Montreal for many years. In Victoria, pre-pandemic, Heather expanded her inspiration for spontaneous brush work by studying with Japanese shodo sensei Ms. Mariko Yaguchi-Moore.

Heather Midori Yamada’s artworks can be found in many private residences, and in over 40 public and corporate collections. Please see her web-site www.artyamada.com for images and short videos.

Stay tuned for updates for local, national and international workshops featuring the myriad uses of washi, spontaneous brush and contemplation. Heather leads workshops in drawing, painting, card and banner making.

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