Keiko Nogami

When I was a child, I spent my days drawing alone and playing with my pet dogs and cats partly because I was raised in a single-parent household with a brother much older than me. by Keiko Nogami

When I was a child, I spent my days drawing alone and playing with my pet dogs and cats partly because I was raised in a single-parent household with a brother much older than me. My dream back then was to become a [painter], yet I locked away painting from my life due to my mother’s objection. As I grew older, what brought me a sense of incompleteness after all was my regrets of not having been able to draw as much as I wanted. I tried to find a class where I can learn from the basics, but I ended up having the idea that learning under a teacher would deprive me of freedom as I might simply pick up the teacher’s style of painting. So I decided to draw a picture a day instead. I did so because I had a feeling that it would bring me to realize something eventually. As I kept on drawing still-life paintings, landscape paintings, and figure paintings, I started to think about how great it would be if I can draw what I truly love: cats. Since then I have been drawing pictures of cats every single day, but it is not an easy thing to do and my works are still… Read More »When I was a child, I spent my days drawing alone and playing with my pet dogs and cats partly because I was raised in a single-parent household with a brother much older than me. by Keiko Nogami