Yogi Art Collector in The Dalles goes nuts on my Buddha Art!!

I am thrilled to announce that the owner of  “Pure Hot Yoga” in The Dalles just this past week invested in a lovely collection of my Buddha and Surf Art acrylic originals, giclees and prints to decorate her yoga studio. It is moments like this that make me especially grateful that  my art can warm someone’s heart and be in a space where yoga teachings are shared and explored. Thank you Shannon!!!

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.