I had a few minutes before a client meeting on Granville yesterday, so I thought I would take a peek at a couple of paintings that have been catching my eye as I drive through the city. Turns out the artist is from Ucluelet! I knew those silhouettes of cedar snags and surf must have been influenced by that landscape. Katsumi’s Aunt lives right down the street from my mom; the Kimotos are a very well known Japanese family that settled the area. His Grandmother’s Octopus Salad is famous in it’s own right.
His work is amazing! Someone else has interpreted the area in their own personal way through their own experiences, and I couldn’t help but feel joy and delight.
The work speaks for itself…and he is a sweetie and cutie too! Sorry ladies…girlfriend and dog!
See his work at the Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver.