Lori Motokado is a Japanese Canadian watercolour painter with over 35 years of painting experience. Formally instructed in oils, she switched mediums to watercolour paints. As a self taught in watercolour artist, through exploration and diligent experimentation Lori has developed her own uniquely detailed and thoughtful approach to the medium. Drawing from her academic background (BA in History, Certificate in Liberal Arts, and a Certificate in Architectural Drafting), she is drawn to subjects with history, and character. In each painting Lori reflects her appreciation of the colours, textures, shadows, and marks of time and age that define the subject’s respective rich narrative. Her paintings are visual vignettes, revealing the complex and intimate stories of everyday objects that surround her. Her subjects range from antique boats, buildings, cars, and toys to florals and animals. Lori is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists, and her work is collected both publicly and privately.