Kyoko Nakata's painting is influenced by the paintings of her granduncle, "Masuho," who lost his wife and children in the atomic bombing. Masuho, himself, passed away from radiation exposure when Kyoko was 7 years old. His paintings are of great beauty, but with a tinge of sadness, and he would say of them, "These pictures are letters for my family in heaven."
This is the origin of Kyoko's paintings, pictures to be delivered to heaven.
Kyoko began painting Buddhas together with a prayer for peace.
She uses oil paint for traditional Buddha, but painting materials are not limited. She freely uses both western and Japanese artist materials, paints, nail polish, and even powdered gem stones. Always, her painting concept is a prayer for peace.
Kyoko has received numerous awards for her prayer picture "INORI".
She received the Crystal Prize at the "World Art Competition in LONDON", and has exhibited her pictures in the "World Peace Exhibition" in France, England, The United States, Australia, Egypt, Croatia, Kenya and Tahiti.
Kyoko received the Gauguin Prize from Gauguin's grandson, Marcel Tai, who said he sensed the spirit from her picture.
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