Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Reiko Muranaga, San Francisco
Member Since January 2014
Artist Statement I became a painter by accident, and well into my adult life. My dream had always been something to do with writing or journalism or music, though I had no experience in playing any instrument. During my high school days in Tokyo, I chose art over music in spite of my love for music, simply because I dreaded singing in front of my peers and teachers. Instead of sketching landscapes, I watched ants busily move about near where I was siting or read novels that I hid under my sketch pad. I nearly flunked my art class.

I eventually came to US and became a German major, which got me a scholarship to study at Hamburg University. Upon returning to US I worked as a technical interpreter. At other times I was involved in health industry. During life crisis I had the urge to do some art. I went to local Fort Mason Art Center and drew figures every day. It was a small portfolio out of over one thousand sheet of these drawings that got me into Stanford University's non-matriculated graduate program in Fine Arts Department. I knew no difference between oil and acrylics. I also had no idea who Nathan Oliveira was, my professor and mentor. This was how my art began.

In the last ten years I have been painting Letter to Monet series.
Here is the summary:

Letter to Monet series
inspired by a Monet painting at Musee Marmottan in Paris.
215 original oil paintings completed to date.


Product No 5869306
Subjects Abstract, Color, Organic
Style Abstract
Tags Muranaga, Reiko, blues, calm, colorful, flower, greens, harmonious, peaceful, serene, square