I come from a long line of painters. Sounds strange to say aloud, but when I look at my family history, that’s what sticks out.
My grandfather was a custom house painter, as was my uncle. My father spent his youthful summers working with his father, as did my brother. My grandmother in Japan was also a painter, albeit slightly different from my American side in that she preferred oil on canvas and traditional calligraphy. As did my mother. Continue reading