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Introducing Senju Tsutsumi

My first son, Senju Tsutsumi(堤 仙樹) was born at 5:48 am on the 22nd of December 2011. – Sketching him has been absolutely fascinating. Everyday, he shows whole new faces to us.First oil painting session was not an easy one… My model pooped half hour into the pose and got too hungry after that. After an [...]

Happy 2012!

  Happy New Year Everyone! 明けましておめでとうございます!   2011 was an intense year for me.  Starting with that horrible earthquake and tsunami in March, we launched Artists Help Japan Movement  that generated close to $200,000 worldwide.  And then, most of my time after that was spent on preparation for Sketchtravel auction in October which included my [...]