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Naoko Shibuya

Naoko Shibuya

Naoko was born and brought-up in Japan, however chose to study Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art where she won their Student Prize in 2000. In 2001 she graduated with a Master of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing, exhibiting her work both in Edinburgh and in Munich. Naoko's detailed paintings have spread over the UK, to New York and of course Japan.Most of Naoko's imagery stem from 'the impression and spectrum of nature' by using visuals of plants, trees and birds to express nature's strength and robustness.

"Plants and flowers show dramatic changes in such a short time when they are in bloom and also when they wither, Each figure in each moment represents the turn of time, which seems to go far towards expressing my subject.My paintings are based on the subconscious world which surrounds us all. In this world, there are a lot of rules, common sense and stereotypes which have been created by man. On the other hand, there is a substance which we can never truly catch, map or resist... [more]

Naoko Shibuya A Breath of Lilac

Naoko Shibuya

A Breath of Lilac

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Autumn Moonlight

Naoko Shibuya

Autumn Moonlight

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Feeling the Breeze

Naoko Shibuya

Feeling the Breeze

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Magnolia in Bloom

Naoko Shibuya

Magnolia in Bloom

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Muthill Summer

Naoko Shibuya

Muthill Summer

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Shadow of Red

Naoko Shibuya

Shadow of Red

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Dusk of Bute

Naoko Shibuya

Dusk of Bute

Oil

Naoko Shibuya Fragment of Moonlight

Naoko Shibuya

Fragment of Moonlight

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Mint Green Garden

Naoko Shibuya

Mint Green Garden

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Moondrops in the Night Garden

Naoko Shibuya

Moondrops in the Night Garden

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Night of Turquoise

Naoko Shibuya

Night of Turquoise

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Spring Awakening

Naoko Shibuya

Spring Awakening

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Summer Night Breeze

Naoko Shibuya

Summer Night Breeze

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Waiting For The Sun

Naoko Shibuya

Waiting For The Sun

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Woodland Peace

Naoko Shibuya

Woodland Peace

Oil on Canvas

Naoko Shibuya Nightingale

Naoko Shibuya

Nightingale

Oil on Canvas

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