Lois Yoshida turned her focus to a long-held interest in art after earning degrees in medical technology and microbiology from the University of Washington and participating in the development of a biotechnology company.
“To capture the essence or spirit of a subject—to create an image in as few spontaneous brush strokes as possible—this is what challenges and intrigues me with the process and beauty of sumi art. Using brush and ink with its wonderful tones to transport this flow of energy, which ultimately comes from my own spirit, brings me a sense of joy, a sense of peace.”
Her award-winning paintings have been exhibited in group shows, solo exhibits, and juried shows throughout the Northwest and internationally. Her work can be found in private collections in Washington, California, Maine and Hawaii. She teaches at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Path with Art in Seattle, and her studio in Tacoma.