& artworks


Ever since humans left their caves, houses have provided comfort and protection from the harsh environment. In this regard, every house has the same function anywhere in the world. However, their appearances significantly vary even in the same country. That is because houses reflect not only the way people adapt the environment, but also the culture and history of the people dwelling within.

When I paint a house, I indirectly paint the family who lives or lived there. When I paint a commercial building, I paint the workers who work or worked there. Although you may call it a landscape painting, I do not feel like I am painting a landscape. What I paint are the portraits of people in the form of architecture. I call it “houses-scape” painting.

In this website, I introduce my “houses-scape” paintings in places where I am personally attached, including my home town Ome (Japan), Poughkeepsie (NY), which changed my artistic life and Aix-en-Provence (France) where I spent one summer in a residency program. Hope you will enjoy them.

  •  12/21/2019 10:37 AM

Some of my paintings are now posted in the website.....

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  •  08/11/2018 11:09 PM

In order to attend a group show, I went to Poughkeepsie, NY, my second home town.....

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  •  08/05/2018 11:23 PM

Through a Different Lens - Stanley Kubrick photographs

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  •  07/29/2018 11:37 PM

The first plein-air of this year...

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  •  07/12/2018 02:02 AM

I have the honor to be part of group show, Merit Scholarship Show at he Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery...

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  •  08/21/2017 11:07 PM

I went out for plein-air painting last Sunday, The weather was nice. I enjoyed every minute of it....

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  •  08/16/2017 12:00 AM

At long last, finally, I got my own website! I have been thinking about creating one for more than a decade, but never had a chance to do it....

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Mitsu's bio

Mitsu was born in Japan and has been living in New York since 1991.

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