My first language is Japanese, my 2nd is art and my 3rd is English! I am a self-taught kitchen painter, and feel more exited and happy to express myself by painting and enjoy the way others value me through my art works. Painting might be appreciated as art therapy for me since I jumped in the art class for beginners five years ago after my two big loss -- my mother in Japan and my dog here in Edinburgh I currently live for 20 years. I also appreciate to have acquired the eyes and heart to feel all the beauty of nature, people and ancient buildings in Edinburgh. The POL is one of the wonderful communities to belong to, and I am so fortunate to be here in the country with freedom of express as seeing whats going on the world.