I studied graphic design at the College of Art, Nihon University, in Tokyo, and after graduating
I joined a TV/theatre production company and became a set designer. I have a particular passion for architecture,
honed from my early years growing up with my architect father, and so designing different buildings on stage was
a dream job for me.
Since moving to the UK my passion for architecture has grown.
I have done many drawings of buildings, some for the
'I Never Knew That' book series
by my husband, Christopher Winn, as well as for my own book
'The Small Churches in Britain', published in Japan.
Being trained as a set designer important aspects in my work are ‘light’ and ‘dimensions’,
with which I create a scene without actors and on to which the viewer can project their own stories and imagination.
My hope is to achieve that effect, not only in my own works,
but also in commissions and book illustrations for others.
Collage of Art, Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan
(Degree: Visual Communication Design, BA)
2004 'The original drawings of I Never Knew That' at the Savile Club, London
2006 'The original drawings of I Never Knew That book series' at the Savile Club, London
2014 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition, Guildford
2015 'Spring To Summer : 12 Printmakers' at Baker Tilly, Guildford
2016 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition, Guildford
2017 NOPE (National Open Printmaking Exhibition) at Bankside Gallery, London
2017-18 Hahnemühle Mini Print Exhibition
2018 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition, Guildford
Illustrations : Books
2004-ongoing ‘I Never Knew That About...’ series by Christopher Winn (Publisher : Ebury Press)
2008 ‘The English House’ by Clive Aslet (Publisher : Bloomsbury)
2009 ‘Great British Weapons’ by George Courtauld (Publisher : Ebury Press)
2011 ‘Young Herriot’ by John Lewis-Stempel (Publisher : BBC Books)
2015 'The Trains Now Departed' by Michael Willams (Publisher : Preface)
2015 ‘Bricks and Mortals’ by Tom Wilkinson (Publisher : Bloomsbury)
2016 ‘See London By Tube’ by Christopher Winn (Publisher : Ebury Press)
2016 ‘Carols From King’s’ by Alexandra Coghlan (Publisher : BBC Books)
2018 ‘Walk Through History: Discover Victorian London’ by Christopher Winn (Publisher : Ebury Press)
Illustrations : Other commissions
The Mayfair / Kensington and Chelsea / Fulham Residents' Journal / Belgravia Residents Journal / Vantage Magazine / Pell-Mell & Woodcote / Luxury London
Finchatton, The Yeoman's Row, London / The Glebe, London
2012 ‘イギリスの小さな教会’ (Publisher:書肆侃侃房)