Satoko Kouchi (Painter)
Satoko Kouchi was born in Yamaguchi in 1977.
Even though she would paint every day since shewas a small child, she did not end up studying art, and after graduating high school she moved to Tokyo and spent 18 years without painting.
When her father fell ill he returned to Yamaguchi, and after her father passed away she was invited by her mother to a pastel painting association. This was her first meeting with pastel painting.
After painting an angel when visiting a sick Christian friend she would continue painting angels.
Angels that were not only soothing but also had an energizing effect on people.
-I don't dare to paint the face of the angels. What expression they have on their faces I leave to the imagination of the viewer. What facial expression do the angels have from your point of view?