Current Artist on Display at Church Street Wine Shoppe:
About the artist: Yuri Ozaki grew up in a small town in Mie Prefecture on the Kii Peninsula of Japan. The area is known for its unique wet climate and mystical history. This area features UNESCO World Heritage registered sacred sites and pilgrimage routes. The beauty and mystery of her home region would later influence her work.
Yuri started using watercolor to paint downtown Huntsville around 2007 after closing a charcoal portrait business. In 2013 she started teaching watercolor, which has been her most difficult professional challenge. Her work has been juried into many watercolor societies’ national and international shows since 2010, and garnered numerous awards. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama and North East Watercolor Society.