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Nikkei Voice

Friday, December 4th, 2020

My story was covered in the November issue of Nikkei Voice, the national Japanese Canadian newspaper in Toronto.

Click here to read the article.

Eastside Culture Crawl 2020

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Welcome to the special edition of Eastside Culture Crawl!

This year, I will be opening my studio virtually during the above Crawl dates followed by private in-person visits after the Crawl.  Private visits will be spaced out over a period of time to ensure everyone’s safety.

Virtual StudioVisit
November 2 – 9, 12 – 15 & 19 – 22

To schedule an in-person studio visit, click here.

To view the new works I have in the studio, click here.

For more info about virtual Crawl, click here.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Jackson Painting Competition, UK

Friday, August 28th, 2020

My painting “Chapel” got through the first round of jurying at Jackson’s Painting Competition in UK this year.  445 works were selected from 5634 submissions.

30″ x 32″
Oil on canvas

Visit Ian Tan Gallery to see the piece in person!

Summer Mini Show at Ian Tan Gallery 2020

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

I’ll be showing my new floral paintings at Ian Tan Gallery.  The show starts on Sat, August 8 and runs till Sat, August 15.  I’ll be in the gallery on August 8, 2 till 4 pm.  Please come by!

Ian Tan Gallery is located at 2342 Granville St., Vancouver, BC.  Phone: 604 738-1077.

Displacement Forum

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

The Eastside Culture Crawl Society (ECCS) hosted Displacement Forum to bring attention to the fact that the stock of available studio space is rapidly shrinking in Vancouver.  According to the report that ECCS published this year, we have lost 400,000 square feet of studio space in the last ten years.  I was invited to speak on the panel as I co-founded 901 Artists Cooperative twelve years ago after running a campaign to try to save the studio space at 901 Main.

For more info about this issue, visit articles on Vancouver Sun , Globe and Mail, and Canadian Art.




Eastside Culture Crawl 2019

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Come visit me in my studio at Portside Studios during the annual Eastside Culture Crawl.  Featuring over 500 artists, the Crawl showcases the depth of talent in the East Vancouver Art District.  This year, I’ll be doing a painting demo on Sat, November 16 from 1 pm to 2 pm.

For more info, visit

Eastside Culture Crawl
November 14 & 15, 5 pm – 10pm
November 16 & 17, 11 am – 6 pm
Painting Demo:  Sat, November 16, 1 pm – 2 pm

Portside Studios is located at 150 McLean Drive (at Powell) in Vancouver.