Aya Nozawa (illustrator)

Biography

English | Japanese

1988 Born in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

2008 Began painting in aquarelle watercolor

2009 Admitted to Tama Art University, majoring in graphic design

Group Exhibitions:

2012 The 4th 100 Artists Exhibition "Love", Ouchi Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2011 The 3rd 100 Artists Exhibition "RED", Ouchi Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2010 "Hamu Gokoro", La foret Harajuku Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

2009 "ing.", Shimokitazawa Art Space (Tokyo, Japan)

Solo Exibition

2013 Aya Nozawa’s Solo Exibition "FOOD", Ouchi Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

I became attracted to the beauty of colors created by watercolor when I was in an Art preparatory school.  I am inspired by works of Andrew Wyeth, and Gary Bukovnik.  Although they have very distinctively different use of colors and techniques such as brush strokes, I like to appreciate their different styles to keep my eyes open to see any new styles or techniques that I want to try applying to my works.  During the school, I learned the importance of observation and I started to focus on realistic paintings. Also, I love eating, so I tend to choose foods as my subjects to make drawing time more fun. I hope my pieces will bring the viewers appetite.