May 18, 2011
The oil paintings by a former company worker KINOSHITA Shuji (67) is exhibited at Takikawa City, Hokkaido on May 16-30.
He who has painted for about 40 years shows 20 landscape masterpieces out of his works of flowers that blooms in the plateau, the stream running through the marshland, etc.
Kinoshita, who graduated from Asahikawa School for the Deaf at Asahikawa City in Hokkaido, worked for transportation business, etc. in Osaka and Tokyo, taking up painting in the middle in his twenties.
When he had a time, he attended the school of fine arts, and often visited the museum. He returned home to Hokkaido in 1977 as he wanted to draw the mountains which he has loved for a long time. He kept drawing about seven or eight paintings a year while working until he retired in the summer of 2008.
He takes the photographs of objects several times a month before painting, which is used as a basis for his painting. Wife Fumiko (61) pleasantly says, "He has been progressing little by little ever since we had met first 30 years ago."