About Yumi Kudo
David Shepard Wildlife Artist of the year
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Yumi was born in Okinawa, a sub-tropical island of Japan, and grew up in Yokohama, a port city South of Tokyo. She moved to the UK to study her degree at University of the Arts London in 2005, and after graduating from university, she started working as an artist and designer in London.
Yumi enjoyed painting since she was a child and painting has become one of her essential ways to express herself. Her favourite subject matters are animals and seascapes, and she likes to paint both figuratively and imaginatively. She aims to capture the natural light, colour and movement, breathing life into the painting. Her favourite medium is watercolour; she likes the natural flow and freedom she can explore through this medium.
Yumi is currently one of the committee members at Barnet Guild of Artists.
June 2014 Shortlisted in David Shepard Wildlife foundation 'Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014'
Dec 2013 Special Recognition Award, The Light Space &Time Online Art Gallery's 3rd Annual 'Countryside' art competition
Nov 2013 Special Merit Award, The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery's 3rd Annual 'Open' art competition
Selected group Exhibitions:
Dec 2015 The Illustrators' Christmas Fair, organised by House of Illustration - London
April 2015 Artsdepot annual open exhibition 2015 - London
June 2014 David Shepard Wildlife foundation 'Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014' shortlisted and exhibited at Mall Galleries, London
Apr 2014 Selected group exhibition 'Artists in the spotlight' Curated by Leila Bibizadeh - London
Feb 2014 Selected group exhibition 'Exhibit Here-Artists' Curated by Leila Bibizadeh - London
Oct 2008 Screened her animation at University of the Arts' Japanese alumni film event 'Juppun Juppon' - London
July 2007 Screened her animation at Camberwell Shorts - London
Feb 2007 University of the Arts' selected group exhibition 'XHIBIT' - London
Aug 2018 Barnet Guild of Artists Summer Exhibiton - London
Dec 2017 Barnet Guild of Artists Christmas Exhibiton - London
Aug 2017 Barnet Guild of Artists Summer Exhibiton - London
June 2017 Painting displayed at St. John's church, High Barnet with other Barnet Guild of Artists members - London
May 2017 - Painting displayed at Open Door Centre, Christ Church, St Albans Rd, Barnet with other Barnet Guild of Artists members
April 2017 'Twitter Art Exhibit' Charity exhibition at Arthouse - Stratford Upon Avon, UK
Dec 2016 Barnet Guild of Artists Chritmas exhibition/fair - London
July 2016 Barnet Guild of Artists 68th Summer Exhibiton - London
June 2016 Hampstead Summer Festival Art Fair - London
Mar 2016 'Twitter Art Exhibit' Charity exhibition at Trygve Lie Gallery - New York, USA
Mar 2015 'Twitter Art Exhibit' Charity exhibition - Moss, Norway
Mar 2014 'Twitter Art Exhibit' Charity exhibition - Orland, USA
June 2007 Group exhibition 'Blacksheep' at Ritzy Picture House - London