“As a child, growing up in Koriyama City, Fukushima, he loved nature in all its beauty, and was happy to be outdoors in the lush nature that surrounded his home. He also very much enjoyed arts and crafts, creating with his hands, throughout his early years. After completion of his general schooling, Murata attended Tokyo Zokei University, but left to pursue a more creative career in design. He graduated from Nihon Designer College, specialising in fashion. During this period, he won many distinguished awards for his designs including the Grand–Prix NDS Japan Fashion Illustration 1977.
Although he was a successful businessman, managing a fashion goods company in Tokyo, his innate passion for painting inevitably drew him back to the canvas.
Although his subjects vary, many of his paintings are inspired by the natural surroundings of his home town and by the great Impressionists, Monet, Degas and Renoir.
Since devoting himself to his art, Murata continues to exhibit in both Tokyo and Paris with numerous successful exhibitions for his oils, pastels and water colours.
Murata has always dreamed of owning his own building dedicated to the arts. It would be a place where art lovers and collectors could gather. In June of 2009 his dream, “Vasenoir” was completed. On entering the building, you can find his personal atelier (studio) and a charming Parisian style café. The second floor of the building houses a large ballet studio.
Akira Murata is in private collections worldwide and 2012 marked the year his superb art became available for acquisition in the United States.”
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oil on canvas - 430 x 530mm
Vasenoir Akira Murata - has been our 2017 Yaroomba Beach Artist-in-Residence here in Qld - Australia!
We have loved having him here to share his watercolour, landscapes and portraiture work and are proud to now welcome him online to enable you to share in this amazing Work and buy - ready to hang on your walls.
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Move your cursor over the image to see the detail!oil on canvas – 242 x 333mm
This is an exquisite piece of Akira's - Portraiture Work - if you are keen for a Akira to capture an image for you and/or a family member you are welcome to contact us for more details
oil on canvas - 242 x 333mm
We ship nationally in Australia and internationally by secure transport
These pastels are hand made in Akira's Atelier in Tokyo and take time and love in production - they are not massed produced - so please allow time for your order to be processed - shipping is calculated direct from Tokyo to you 🌞!Each Paulown Box Set now contains - 36 Pastels as seen in the 'Product Image' - Series 6 has just been added - these represent the macquillage - (the make-up) of the colours from the South of France!
This is made up of 6 Series of colour ways:Vol 1 - Couleur Champagne - soft Pastel - for mixing with water colour to add depth.
Vol 2 - Couleur Bordeaux - soft Pastel - for mixing with water colour to add depth.
Vol 3 - Couleur Impressionniste - stronger for sketching and highlights
Vol 4 - Couleur La Seine - soft colours for to add intrigue and depth to your Work
Vol 5 - Couleur Être à Aube - very soft range of colour for highlights and sparkle
Vol 6 - Couleur Riviera - (maquillage) the make-up of colours from the South of France
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