KEIICHI NISHIMURA - mixed media paintings on silk


Keiichi Nishimura’s work is a modern interpretation of traditional images and techniques. He understands deeply both the discipline of his Eastern culture and the freedom of Western expression, a combination he strives to integrate into his work.

Peaceful Morning   mixed media on silk    19 x 28"    

White Orchids  mixed media on silk  19 x 28"   $

Lotus  mixed media on silk
28 x 19"   

Nishimura is known for his unique approach to wave imagery and his use of gold and silver leaf within each of his original, one-of-a-kind paintings on silk.

“When I came to this country 30 years ago, all I saw in California was an old style of Asian art,” Nishimura said. “I wanted to show people a new style of painting; I wanted them to see more of what was current art in Japan.” 

Memories   mixed media on silk    30 x 20"   

Memories   mixed media on silk    30 x 20"   

Midnight Plumeria
mixed media on silk   22 x 16"   

Twilight Wave   mixed media on silk   19 x 48"    SOLD

Nishimura is known for his unique approach to wave imagery and his use of gold and silver leaf within each of his original, one-of-a-kind paintings on silk.

“When I came to this country 30 years ago, all I saw in California was an old style of Asian art,” Nishimura said. “I wanted to show people a new style of painting; I wanted them to see more of what was current art in Japan.”  

Quiet Storm   mixed media on silk    triptych, each panel 29 x 13"   SOLD

Four Seasons - Spring
mixed media on silk   22 x 16"   SOLD

Nishimura began taking what he saw as a traditional Japanese style of art to a new place, adding his own semi-abstract style on familiar themes. 

The medium he uses is a water based pigment derived from suihigofun (a mineral), which the artist grinds to a finer consistency and then mixes with a delicate balance of nikawa (melted pine sap).  The nikawa is what gives the pigment its deep rich color and also enables it to adhere to the silk.  Variances in color and tone are created by hand with wide brushes.  He may incorporate a color resistant technique using flour or sand, sumi (charcoal), gold leafing, ink and other techniques all in a single work.  

Sandy Beach   mixed media on silk   20 x 30"   

Origami Cranes
mixed media on silk   17 x 13"   

Celebration
mixed media on silk   16 x 22"   SOLD

Paradise from Afar
mixed media on silk  16 x 22" 

Waves of Wonder
mixed media on silk   16 x 22"   

Now a resident of Whidbey Island, Nishimura was born in Kyoto, Japan, where he began his training as an artist in 1976 under the apprenticeship of his father, Jintaro Nishimura, a master artist for more than half a century. Nishimura has shown his work extensively in the San Francisco Bay area and in Hawaii.

Chasing Shadows   mixed media on silk  16 x 22"

Four Seasons - Winter
mixed media on silk   22 x 16"   SOLD

 

 

To purchase or inquire about Keiichi Nishimura's paintings, please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063

Edging Towards Freedom
mixed media on silk   16 x 22"   

Chill Moon
mixed media on silk   16 x 22"  

Winter's Edge
mixed media on silk   16 x 22"  

Autumn Moon
mixed media on silk   16 x 22"