Miyuki Tanobe was born in 1937 in Japan and moved in Montreal in 1971. The unique technique of the artists is easily recognizable. Tanobe paints as the Japanese traditional technique called “nihonga” which gives her paintings a very specific aspect. She learns this technique very young when she still lives in Japan. It consists in crushing pigments, then mixing them with glue. They are applied with a brush and water, as crystals, minerals or sand can be added to the mixture to add texture to the artwork.
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The paintings of Tanobe explore the theme of people living in the working quarters of Montreal or around the province of Quebec. She sometimes represents hockey scenes as well.
Many times decorated, she is member of the Ordre du Canada and of the Ordre National du Québec. Recognized by the Royal Canadian Academy, Tanobe is part of multiple public as well as private collections.