It was seven years ago before Ms. Tsuyumi fell in love with Singapore. At that point in time, she was just here to study and improve her English language. Now, our country is her home and she has decided to live here with no intention of leaving.
Tress in Singapore
Ms. Tsuyumi is an artist who owns Heymiwa. Art has always been part of her life. She is currently using acrylics for all her tropical paintings. Check out her personal life journey with art in this interview.
Ms. Tsuyumi was quite a shy little girl when she was in kindergarten. She started painting, calligraphy and piano classes at the age of three. At the age of twelve, she received her teaching license for calligraphy and she also started to participate in several competitions by submitting her paintings. The only thing she had to give up was the piano.
Elementary period to high school period was very active for her as she had involved herself in numerous things. Tsuyumi started discovering her artistic abilities when she had many opportunities coming along during her journey in acting. Almost inevitably she ended up studying theatre and art at Tama Art University in Tokyo alongside some very talented people. It was at this time she started to travel more, with a gap year in Australia teaching Japanese and a year in Florence, Italy, researching art history. This was where her love for travel and adventure began.
Inspirational Art Works Showcase at Alma by Juan Amador
Light and Shadow are the key themes of Tsuyumi’s artworks. Whilst the subject matter often changes and her style is not singular, the audience will frequently see the use of light and shadow in her paintings. Colour and light are also very important to her as those are the expression of feelings. They are often interpretive rather than photo-realistic and because of this, she prefers not to constrain her painting style.
Painted in Botanic Garden
Ms. Tsuyumi loves to travel especially in visiting new parts of places she knows well. The locations of her paintings often reflect it. People are a form of inspirational subjects to Tsuyumi. There is so much more to show rather than capturing the individual moment as a single image. This would push the versatility of the medium. Indeed, Tsuyumi is inspired by art, music, food, and life!
Ben | Gloria | Sleeping in My Arms
Currently, Tsuyumi’s art pieces are on display in One Michelin Restaurant, Alma by Juan Amador as suggested by Brand Cellar, the current external PR team of the restaurant. This is her very first live exhibition in Singapore that has shown all her works over a prolonged period of time. She is very grateful to all the staff and the owner for allowing her to use their elegant space.
Visit Alma by Juan Amador at Goodwood Park Hotel
to check out the artworks produced by Ms. Tsuyumi Miwa.
All exhibited artworks in the restaurant are also available for purchase.
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