The paintings Akané creates is inspired by femininity and nature. To her, femininity is whimsical and delicate yet deep and powerful. She feels it’s deeply connected to nature. She sees and paints evanescence’s moment and atmospheric mood from her everyday life and imagination that appears poetic and dreamy and sometimes nostalgic on a canvas.
She is originally from Japan and currently based in New York City. She studied Fashion Design and worked as a Theatrical Costume Designer in Tokyo. She moved to California in 2004 and later received a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in 2010. After receiving a BFA, she moved to New York City and followed her own interests while she was working as an illustrator and surface designer for fashion, beauty brands and magazines in US and Japan, and that lead her to develop her own personal painting style. Since 2009 she has been exhibiting her work in several group shows in Tokyo, San Francisco and New York.