"Sometimes, elements of art combine in such a way that the world becomes a welcome place and the divine kisses upon an otherwise disjointed and separated humanity."
Noriko Kuehn excels in pastel, Sumi-e, watercolor and Japanese calligraphy. She first started calligraphy as a 4 year old in Japan. Noriko has painted and lived in Tokyo, London, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. She moved to Safety Harbor with her husband and daughter in August 2008, and since 2011, has organized East Meets West Art shows at St Petersburg College, the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Sterling Art Studios, the Safety Harbor Museum, the Aging Well Center, the Leepa-Rattner Museum, the Safety Harbor Library and the Harborside Clearwater Library. Noriko also teaches Zen Brush & Sumi-e at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center & workshops at the Leepa-Rattner Museum.