SHIRLEY SAKATANI Fine Art

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RAW – UNAPOLOGETIC – VIBRANT – EMOTIONAL

ARTIST RANGE OF WORK

TEACHING

All materials will be supplied, but you can bring your own if you feel comfortable. There will be drinks and a small snack, but feel free to bring your own. You can view the art gallery for inspiration and ask any questions on techniques.

PAINTINGS

Koi  |  Flowers  |  Japanese History  |  Pet Portraits  |  Commissions

SHOP

Custom Shirley Sakatani art on tiles, masks, magnets, prints, gift cards, and special order purses, pillows.

Aside from her large canvas work, Shirley also paints custom pet portraits in oil. These realistic, heartwarming portraits have strengthened both her oil and acrylic painting technique allowing the multiple layers to glow from underneath.

 

“Everyday I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” Claude Monet

Shirley Sakatani’s recent artwork embodies fast pouring, wiping, splattering, spraying and bold strokes. A graduate from California State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, Shirley has been funneling life’s twists and turns into her art, using her love for colors, movement and composition to create large, sometimes exploding, florals and abstract koi paintings on canvas. Her latest abstracts depict symbolic stories from her childhood and family history.

 

Born and raised in So California, Shirley was surrounded by many creative geniuses. Her grandfather was a well-known landscaper, creating beautiful koi ponds and Japanese lanterns. Her father “Bacon” is an avid photographer, gardener and a patented inventor and is renowned for his input in preserving the Japanese American Internment Camp history, artifacts and reunions. Shirley’s mom Ailene designed unique Halloween costumes and matching outfits for her and her sisters. She also is an amazing cook.

 

Aside from her large canvas work, Shirley also paints custom pet portraits in oil. These realistic, heartwarming portraits have strengthened both her oil and acrylic painting technique allowing the multiple layers to glow from underneath.

 

It has been a remarkable journey for Shirley as she continues to reform herself and find growth through her art. Thank you for being a part of her adventure!

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