At the beginning of the summer, I had a lot of ideas of things I could draw or paint or ways I could engage with living in Japan and express that artistically. At first this worked pretty well, and I did work in my sketchbook and some paintings based on the experiences I had in […]

Update 5

Part of Hokusai's Manga. (

Although I visited  a lot of museums, etc. I haven’t written so much about those experiences, so that’s what I’ll focus on in this post. In July I went to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Harajuku, for an exhibition they had on the works of Katsushika Hokusai. He’s most well known, in Japan and […]

Final Thoughts – Victorian Visionaries: Painting the Pre-Raphaelites for the 21st Century

Self-Portrait Finished thumbnail

Well, I’m back in Williamsburg, which means the summer is truly over. It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of research and art, and I’m excited to see my final product completed.  I learned more than I had expected to: about the Pre-Raphaelites’ art and my own abilities. The process itself was a constructive experience in regards […]