Artist's Statement

My Paintings represent my personal response to my environment. My ideas are not whole but fragments of what fascinate me and are seeds from which my works begin to develop. As a result, although my works undoubtedly have roots in my daily living, they may be a good deal removed from reality; some of them may be quite representational while others become abstracts.

By exaggerating vibrant colours, entertaining visual textures and other elements of design I take my painting mediums beyond their traditional execution; into mixed water media, acrylic, collage and oil. A subject leads to an idea. Then it becomes an immediate cause for me to paint, ultimately experiencing fun and struggle of permutations and possibilities deriving from that idea. It is not so much in the final product, but in the process and struggle to bring all elements together to function in harmonious presentation in a painting, that I derive so much satisfaction and pleasure as an artist. Visit my other site: http://joycekamikura.wordpress.com/

Galleries Representing My Works

My Other Web Site: http://joycekamikura.wordpress.com/


Candler Gallery: http://www.candlerartgallery.com/
Nunamyuuto Gallery: Shizuoka, Japan
StephenLowe Gallery:
The Kube Gallery: http://kubegallery.com/
Vancouver Art Gallery Sales and Rentals:
http://www.artrentalandsalesvancouver.com/


Federation of Canadian Artists:(info only)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


2016 Croatia: From Italy to Montenegro
Having arrived in Venice, Italy, my friend, Shamsi and I taxied through Slovenia to reach north-west of Croatia.  Know as Croatia’s Riviera, Opatija and Pula area offered some of the most beautiful coastline of the Adriatic Sea.  To the inland lay Plitvice Lakes, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We covered some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Plitvice Lake, the old city of Dubrovnik, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and an old city of Kotor in Montenegro.


The entire area offered rich and fascinating history from the Ottoman’s Empire’s time to the dismantling of Yugoslavia to the present day.  I learned a lot.







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