Born and raised in Japan, Mayumi Hatano immigrated to Canada in 1989, and has been a resident of Kelowna, British Columbia since 1993. As a self-taught artist, her painting pursuit started in Canada and in a short period of time, she gained recognition for her diversity of painting styles and technical skills.
Mayumi was a professional resident artist at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna from 2002-2005. In 2005, two of her landscape paintings were selected by The Grand Okanagan Resort Hotel to be their exclusive limited edition to furnish 150 rooms.
Mayumi was also Chairperson of Kelowna artist delegation for Aichi Expo 2005 in Japan, presenting her work to Kasugai Sister City Civic Association to commemorate 25 years of sister city friendship.
Mayumi diligently studies Japanese culture and history, recognizing she never appreciated them enough when she lived in Japan. Her new appreciation of her roots and the influence of North American culture, has given her a new creative inspiration in recent years. She applies Zen Buddhism philosophy to her lifestyle for her creative discipline – creative discipline is not only the time you are painting, but also involves how we live when we are not painting.
Roses and Asters 24 x 24 in. Acrylic on canvas
Hosta 30 x 30 in. Acrylic on canvas
Lily and Bellflowers 30 x 40 in. Acrylic on canvas