Izumi’s work features the magic of growth, the miracle of flowers and the life of the trees and hedgerows, alive with bees and insects. Her paintings shimmer with light and living energy, capturing transitory moments of many-layered life and growth in layers of paint and texture. They have both strength and delicacy; a blending of Cornish elements with Japanese style and sensitivity. Izumi’s paintings grow into existence by a process of building up and paring down, allowing the paint to speak and develop as it needs.
Izumi Omori explores hers Japanese influences as she absorbs and explores the beauty of Cornwall. Born at the foot of Mount Fuji, she has grown up with a love of the spectacular that nature so willingly offers, like the pure water of Shiyosenkyo, a waterfall near her home town of Kofu, her passion to express the love of her surroundings run deep and vibrant in an enthusiastic colour of learning. To Izumi, each painting is a journey. Sometimes she knows the path she travels and plans each step of it’s creation and sometimes likes to let the materials explode as she endeavours to take control of their ever defiant ways, she then leaves her painting as she reads the textures and reflects upon its creation and the influences that surround her, tiime has no passage as Izumi will only commit to put focus to her expressions when she feels it is the right time and she understands what she wants to translate. Izumi will sometimes build a painting to near completion only to tear it down and re-build it to what she believes to be true. She has a great belief in the evolution of art. She believes that art should penetrate more than just vision, but should touch many other senses and if she can communicate this with her work she will have found a true way to speak to all.
The Customs House Gallery exhibits original work by Izumi Omori as well as a range of unframed prints – some are limited edition.
Please contact us should you wish to enquire about current stock of Izumi’s prints.