Come join us for Opening night of my first oil series titled “We Are One.”

With both fear and excitement, I switched to oils from acrylics a few months ago with the help of New York based artist Milt Kobayashi and I am happy to announce a big solo show at Naked Winery titled “We Are One”.

This series of figurative paintings evokes women in moments of empowerment, contemplation, struggle, playfulness and beauty and are meant to convey that though we are all so different, we are all sharing these same human conditions. Let us not judge them harshly but have compassion for those in struggle as we have all been there too.


Friday June 1st, 2012 6PM-9PM

Naked Winery   1767 12th Street , Hood River, OR 97031

(800) 666-9303

Michelle Yamamoto

On this journey starting from Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo to Beijing, China and Manila, Philippines to Whistler, B.C. to and now on a lake way south of Seattle, in the USA I’ve found incredible inspiration in the places I’ve lived and the people I have met have informed and engendered my creative expression. These surf art pieces have been a creative culmination beginning with my first surf art show in Whistler BC, some 8 years ago. Now, after over 20 solo and group art shows, tradeshows and my prints featured in 20 retail and hotels in North America I have taken my art to the next level introducing my first line of journals and purses in early 2012. This fusion of ancient Eastern philosophies together with the strength, courage and grace that is demanded of the surfer, are metaphors that are meant to invite the viewer to explore our own inner journeys and how life at play… be it skiing, surfing or snowboarding or whatever, is our meditation and where we express our courage, strength and passion.