Emi Oka is from Tokoname, a city famous for Japanese pottery.
Though pottery did not become her destiny, the love of art was embedded in her from a very young age. Oka grew up next door to an art school where her passion for drawing flourished. Throughout high school and college, Oka immersed herself in the fields of design and art.
Oka currently works as an illustrator and uses acrylic paints, pencils, simple silk screen techniques and collages to illustrate her delightful interpretations of daily life. Similar to writing in a diary, drawing has become a method of preserving her memories and various emotions like the excitement of seeing a beautiful sunset or listening to her favorite musician. She continues to grow as an artist and is exploring the use of digital tools as a new method of expressing her views.
Oka’s artwork can be seen at art exhibits and on various corporate promotional materials. Original pieces can also be purchased at boutiques and commissioned directly from Oka. Her new cheerful designs will be displayed next February in Tokyo.