Yuriko Takata’s work is a simple celebration of the beauty of nature. Her floral prints range from delicately rendered watercolors reminiscent of French antique botanical prints to bold, pastel still-life images inspired by the oil paintings of the old Dutch Masters. After making extensive sketches in exotic and beautiful locations around the world, Takata returns to the privacy of her own studio to complete her works. She eagerly explores different artistic styles, and her talent lies in her ability to foresee interior design developments and focus her imagery on these trendsetting styles. Always searching for new insights and visual experiences, Takata’s interests range from realistic still-life and landscape to the exploration of purely abstract imagery with a simplified surface.
Takata was born and raised in California but still converses in Japanese with her mother, who studies the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. Although she frequently visits the rest of her family in Japan, Takata considers the San Francisco Bay area her home.
With exhibits in the United States, Europe and Japan, Takata’s work is held in the collections of AT&T, Bank of America, Dean Witter, Foremost McKesson, Hollister, Inc., Illinois Bell, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Bell and Nordstrom Department Stores.