Susanne Okamoto

Studio #4

235 Roberts Avenue
Glenside, PA 191038


Current paintings reflect my interest in 17th century Japanese woodcuts. The flattened elegance, graceful contours and beautiful proportions of these woodcuts speak to my interest in composition and edge.Although my images have roots in art dating from 17th century Japan, my choice of palette creates a contemporary interpretation that satisfies my desire for warm and luminous colors, harmony and balance.


When working in watercolor I use a sturdy 300 lb rag paper. When working in oil, I use a marble like surface of gessoed Masonite that I have beveled, coated and sanded myself. Frames of solid cherry, walnut, purple heart or rosewood are a carefully planned part of each finished oil painting

Emporers_Roosters_Susanne_OkamotoChrysanthemums_HokusaiSix_Koi_ 22x24inches

Edward J. Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer art critic writes of this work, “As for their presence, the paintings glow with exceptional radiance.”

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