Narita is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois right outside of Chicago. As long as she can remember, she has always loved to paint and has had an obsession with and a keen sense of color. The true beginning of her art education started in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago- where she would often skip school to take the train downtown to spend the day there among the masterworks. Wanting to follow in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keefe, she moved to New Mexico where she received a BAFA in painting from the University of New Mexico. 18 years of experience as an art consultant working with galleries, artists, collectors and interior designers from around the globe has enriched her as an artist both creatively and professionally. She has exhibited her work at Corazon Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM and Brad Smith Gallery Santa Fe, NM and participated in group and solo shows in Austin, TX. Her paintings are in private collections in the US and Japan.
My paintings are intuitive and emotional. I approach the canvas with an idea or inspiration and lose myself in the process- allowing the color, texture, and mood of the painting to dictate my next step until finally the visual reflects the feeling. With each painting I make, it is my aim to create something beautiful above all else. I believe that as Marc Chagall said, “Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Painting is my expression, my contribution, my heart and soul on canvas and it is an honor to be able to share it with you.