Artist: Mayumi Oda
Mayumi Oda is known as the “Matisse of Japan”
Mayumi is an intensely spiritual, sensitive, and yet, exceptionally strong-willed woman. Mayumi has always painted authentically, from the heart, never for commercial appeal. As a young woman and emerging artist, Mayumi was highly inspired by female beauty. Painting Goddesses contributed to an inward self-awareness while presenting an outward, positive expression of feminism. At different periods as a woman, wife, mother, and activist, painting served as an escape, awakening, and expression, when life presented challenges personally and globally.