|Still Life with Chinese Calligraphy © Junko Ono Rothwell|
Bio: Having received her art degree from Okayama University in Japan, Junko Ono Rothwell soon after came to the United States and attended art classes at Cornell University. Rothwell’s cultural heritage can be seen in her use of space and shape – which echoes Eastern art, yet her color palette is strongly influenced by her American art experience. She uses bold bright colors in contrast to the more delicate tones often associated with Asian art. The artist has had numerous one person and group shows, and has shown in selected National Exhibitions including the American Artists Professional League National Exhibition and the Pastel Society of America in New York and the Pastel Society of Japan in Tokyo.She has received many awards including The Dianne B. Berhard Award in Pastel, American Artists Professional League, NY, and the Faber Castell Design Award and the Pastel Society of America Plaque. Her paintings have been purchased by the State of Georgia and many corporations including the Southern Company, Continental Telephone, Kaiser Permanente, Prime Bank, Nations Bank, George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Her work has appeared in Best of Pastel (Rockport Publishers, 1996), Portrait Inspirations (Rockport Publishers, 1997), Best of Flower Painting 2 (North Light Books, 1999), The Best of Sketching and Drawing (Quarry Books, 1999) and Pure Color (Northlight Books, 2006). She was one of four artists featured in the “Unforgettable Landscapes: Different Approaches to Light and Texture” article in The Pastel Journal (May/June, 2000). She was also featured in the June 2004 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Rothwell also illustrated a children’s book in Japanese: M. McLaughlin, Minna no koe gakikoeru (Bungeisha, 2002).
She is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of excellence of the Atlanta Artists Club and the Southeastern Pastel Society, and a Fellow of the American Artist Professional League, New York, and a member of the Pastel Society of Japan.
Medium: Pastel; Oil; Watercolour
Subjects : Landscape; Still Life; Figurative
Style: Her pastel renderings make good use of the textural characteristics of the medium, which lies somewhere between painting and drawing.
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Gallery: Still Life; Landscapes; Travel Sketches; Figures
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