Exhibit of Ikuko Boyland at Payn’s Stationery
November 11 through January 13, 2015
Ikuko’s first interest in fine art began in Tokyo by attending evening classes of traditional Japanese painting known as “Nihonga.” Finely ground pigments of rocks or plants is mixed with “nikawa,” glue from animal skin or bone. Then each mixture is heated and diluted with water to apply on rice paper specially coated & adhered to a board. Even though it is a tedious way to create paint, she enjoyed learning it. Gradually her interest developed into a wider range of media. The show “Scenes from Japan in Various Media” is a collection of her work from many trips to Japan. Some are old and some are recent works.