Pacific Northwest artist Chiyo Sanada
Pacific Northwest artist Chiyo Sanada, , originally from Hiroshima, Japan, began training in calligraphy at age seven. Chiyo creates her art from her home studio in Olympia WA. Her work is featured in galleries and exhibitions through the Northwest. Chiyo teaches calligraphy, instructs workshops, and conducts live calligraphy performances at both public and private events. As she expresses herself with Kanji characters, her thoughts and emotions flow from hand to brush to paper. While many people in the U.S. cannot read kanji characters, most seem to sense the meaning she is trying to convey through the characteristics of her brush strokes, the colors she uses, and other artistic choices.