Priscilla (Pat) Yahiro has been involved in art her entire life. She was born in 1940 on a small farm in Hawthorne, California but spent World War II with her family in a Japanese relocation camp in Wyoming. From an early age, she showed artistic talent and interests. Pat took as many art classes as she could in high school and received her Bachelor or Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1961. For the next 18 years she taught art classes at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. She ended her teaching career to help out on the family farm, where she spent her spare time working in ceramics. About 2002, she became interested in watercolor painting and studied with a local Torrance watercolor artist and teacher, Mr. George Lin. She developed a passion for the medium of watercolor, and continues to work independently, constantly striving to improve her technique and achieve her vision. Patís work is first painstakingly drawn in pencil and/or colored pencil to bring it to life in perspective and composition, after which she does the final version in a large and intensely colorful watercolor painting. This method results in a delightful blend of realism and whimsical magic that expresses the artistís love of life and the world. Her subjects range from still life, landscape, animals, people, and plants--separately and in combination. Each painting not only contains an obvious preciseness of technique and attention to detail, but reveals the magic of art from a true artist.
Water Color Art Pat Yahiro WaterColor Gallery.