Category Archives: San Francisco

happy new year!

We took a few days off during the holidays to have a little road trip down the coast to Capitola by the sea……and then on to Pinnacles National Park. I spent time sketching, walking and thinking about my goals for … Continue reading

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holidays

Hope everyone is enjoying their between-Christmas-and-New-Year break! Here’s a picture of the cake my dad made and that I carried back to San Francisco to enjoy…Stay cosy!

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Caution May Be Hot

I made two pieces for this show of paper cup art in San Francisco. The brief was to turn this ordinary object into a work of art, and artists from all over the US were invited to participate.I tried to … Continue reading

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open studios 2016

Yes, it’s that time again! I’ll be showing prints at my workshop in Dogpatch, San Francisco, as part of the City’s ArtSpan openstudio weekends. I’ll be showing a selection of framed works, ready to hang:…and a variety of new unframed … Continue reading

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nursery mural

I recently painted a fun mural for a friend’s nursery. I was asked for simple scenes with friendly animals, in muted colours, that would work for a girl or a boy. I started with sketches of various combinations of animals … Continue reading

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meyer lemon seeds

I recently packaged my mokuhanga lemon print for my collaborative project with Yoomni Nam and Katie Baldwin. I made an etching of a seed packet, and folded up the lemon print to fit inside: a print inside a print.The seed … Continue reading

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Christmas cards

Something I’ve been thinking about for a long while is opening a little online shop to sell some exclusive Mariko products. I’m often designing for other brands and companies (which I love doing!) but I’d also like to start my … Continue reading

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Star Trek improv

I went to watch Phasers on Stun a Star Trek improv group in San Francisco and I absolutely loved it! The actors was so versatile, playing starship crewmembers, aliens, animals, and sometimes even playing two characters on stage at once.This … Continue reading

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exchange show

My printmaking workshop GAW has done a print exchange with a small gallery in Yokohama, Japan. It’s very exciting! The exhibition of both our work and their work will be on show at the GAW gallery from next week 9 … Continue reading

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Nathan’s wedding

My friend Nathan asked me to create some illustrations for his wedding invitations, and I came up with several ideas for the three different event cards. Each card had a slightly different level of formality, so I tried to accommodate … Continue reading

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