...unique, finely handcrafted artwork made by Washington artists

Watercolor and
Acrylic Artist

Ryoko Toyama

Ryoko Toyama, Watercolor and Acrylic Artist

Ryoko Toyama's artist statement:

Through my paintings I express my feelings about the world. Inspirations come from a variety of sources, from concepts to visible objects. My creative process begins with the end in mind. However, my work often takes its own course, producing the unexpected in a magical transition. I work with water-based media because of their fluidity.


In 1962 I moved from Japan to the U.S. After studying library science and linguistics, I worked for the Library of Congress, University of Oregon Library, Columbia University Libraries, and Libraries of Rutgers University. Throughout my librarian career, I have learned to appreciate our human heritage, not bound by time or place. My husband, Eckart, and I moved to Sequim, WA in 2004.


On the Olympic Peninsula, I have been fortunate in having contacts with many talented artists and excellent teachers.

Gallery Affiliation

My paintings are represented by the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim, WA. 129 W. Washington Street, Sequim, WA 98382. (360) 681-6033. (www.bluewholegallery.com)

Ryoko's work has been presented in many solo and juried group exhibitions.

Current Memberships

American Watercolor Society (AWS)
Northwind Arts Alliance (Jefferson Arts Alliance)
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

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