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May 5, 2016
Name: Jan
Website: http://www.engagementringgallery.ie/
State/Province: Dublin
Country: Ireland

Comments: Time on the Earth gallery is my favourite

November 29, 2015
Name: Daniel
Website: http://klettersteigset-info.de/
State/Province:
Country: Germany

Comments: Your artwork is very fine. I love it.

August 31, 2015
Name: Lorena
Website: LorenaRKrause.com
State/Province: BC
Country: Canada

Comments: Love how your art is informed by cultural/historical visuals ! lovely

March 8, 2015
Name: David Daniel Savage
Website:
State/Province: MASSACHUSETTS/Maratha's Vineyard
Country: United States

Comments: Madame, Had to find more than what I came across by accident...wonderful...Its all there....right there: Yoshi Toshi...Magritte...Liechtenstein...and the crisp but painterly draughtsmanship of classic atelier learning. Congratulations. Blessings. D. De Ferns Hans (facebook)

February 21, 2015
Name: Rob Meyers
Website: rmfx.com
State/Province: CA
Country: US

Comments: Hi Kumiko, I enjoyed seeing your artwork again. I remember looking at your display portfolio long ago in AZ. I really like the traditional Japanese themes. Best wishes to you and Craig. -Rob

February 17, 2014
Name: Ian McKendrick
Website: watercolourjourney.com
State/Province: Cambs
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Your art is amazing, you have a wonderful gift and I find your work highly inspirational!

April 8, 2013
Name: Dawn S.
Website: www.captaincynic.com/forum/26/share-artwork.htm
State/Province:
Country: Australia

Comments: I was drawn to your 'Time on the Earth' collection and I very much agree with your accompanying statement accompanying. Everything is constantly changing - even if we do not realise it at times :) Your work is beautiful and I hope you keep creating it.

December 22, 2011
Name: Mike Reed
Website: www.antiquaria.yolasite.com
State/Province: England
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Your works are excellent Kumiko. The Japanese touch in your works hasn't left you because that's part of the nature of your works, and that's also what's attracted me to them. Well done, I look forward to seeing more of you. Best wishes, Mike Reed.

December 16, 2011
Name: wolfgang
Website: www.yourscreenexhibition.com
State/Province: UK
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: I like your art work Congratulations from UK

November 22, 2011
Name: Gianluca
Website: www.equilibriarte.net/gal/20756
State/Province:
Country: Italy

Comments: Many congratulation for you art! I like them all, as a painter in love with Japan I like very much your style! Mata ne! Gianluca.

October 9, 2011
Name: Keith B. Cross, Sr.
Website:
State/Province: Florida
Country: USA

Comments: Thanks for your contributions to the world of art!

June 28, 2011
Name: Dean
Website: www.caractacart.com
State/Province:
Country: England

Comments: Well worth the visit to your space on the wall, fantastic array of artwork:-)Super!

June 10, 2011
Name: Dominic
Website:
State/Province: London
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Great website ! Keep it up!

June 9, 2011
Name: Carl Fako
Website: www.facebook.com/carl.fako
State/Province: Salt Lake City, Utah
Country: US

Comments: Ran into your account on twitter, visited your website, very nice work. Allows my eye to relax and enjoy the pieces in your online portfolio. Thank you for putting some of your work online. I too paint portraits but only for friends and relatives. I took classes in art history and drawing and painting at the junior college here in Salt Lake City. I earn a living as a mechanic in a large bakery with a background in electrical work. However, Like my mother before me I am a creative as you are, I simply choose to earn a living with a different aptitude. Each of us has many aptitudes, yes? My work is on facebook under the account named Carl Fako. Perhaps my life of being told what to create at work, coupled with a deep practice of meditation has led me to find joy in illustrating what "is" and not what lies in my imagination. Perhaps it is harder to pull a work from the ether as you have in your paintings. Anyway, your work is skilled I wish prosperity and happiness for you. I will spread word here of your site. Again, thank you.

May 22, 2011
Name: Rosy
Website: www.cotedazurvillarentals.com
State/Province: South of France
Country: France

Comments: Really awesome site!I am impressed at your work! Keep up the great work..!

May 16, 2011
Name: Sam
Website: artswrap.co.uk
State/Province: London
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: My cousin recommended this site and she was totally right. Keep up the fantastic work!

April 29, 2011
Name: raju muni bajracharya
Website: artintodaysworld-rajumunibajrach.blogspot.com
State/Province:
Country: Nepal

Comments: seen ur website,nice paintings related to situational moments and masks...great.

April 17, 2011
Name: Wolfgang
Website: www.artists-at-work.co.uk
State/Province:
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Congratulation to your stunning Art Work

March 12, 2011
Name: Ann McLaren
Website: marsille.deviantart.com
State/Province: Michigan
Country: U.S.

Comments: Hi, Kumiko, It's Ann (Marsille) from dA. I haven't heard from you in a long time. How are you doing? I really miss our chats. How are the kitties doing? I'd love to hear from you. Hugs Ann

February 13, 2011
Name: Christine
Website:
State/Province: San Francisco Bay Area
Country: USA

Comments: Amazing art. Thank you for sharing!

November 29, 2010
Name: Anders
Website: japaneseprints.blogspot.com/
State/Province: Tokyo
Country: Japan

Comments: Hi, Kumiko, Really liked your work! Anders

August 6, 2010
Name: Janee
Website:
State/Province: Colorado
Country: USA

Comments: Hi Kumiko, It was so nice to meet you tonight. I have seen your artwork on your website before, but tonight when I saw it in person, it took my breath away! It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing about your painting and drawing process. It was an honor to meet you and I feel very inspired! ~Janee

March 16, 2010
Name: Franchessa Whyte
Website:
State/Province: W.A.
Country: Australia

Comments: It is a real plessure to look at such quality work. The description, expecially of the masks was great! It was great to get such good insight into the thought behind the works and this really helped in my art assignment! You're a real inspiration. Thanks a bunch!

March 6, 2010
Name: wintercool612
Website:
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Comments: Thanks for telling me and my mom about this website at The Center for Fine Art Photography! You're art is still very impressive!

February 13, 2010
Name: Julie Robertson
Website: www.tako-tako.com
State/Province: OK
Country: United States

Comments: Hi Kumiko-san! I am so fascinated with your work... are you half? I'm 1/4 American 3/4 Japanese, born in Tokyo and now live in the USA as well! I am trying to make many contemporary Japanese paintings too, so I'm excited to see your works!!! Your style is so perfect and beautiful~~

February 7, 2010
Name: Alexander Sadoyan
Website: www.alexandersadoyan.com
State/Province: CA
Country: USA

Comments: Nice paintings

July 26, 2009
Name: J Hicks
Website: www.hickspics.net
State/Province: CA
Country: USA

Comments: Your work is just as fascinating as it is detailed. Really enjoyed your site..Thanks

July 16, 2009
Name: Andy
Website:
State/Province: Kent
Country: UK

Comments: Interesting Art. THANK YOU

June 21, 2009
Name: Mitch
Website: www.technoguide.de/a/Club-T-Shirts-Clubwear-fashion.html
State/Province: Stuttgart
Country: Germany

Comments: its wonderful to see someone doing modern pieces about murasakis the tale of genji

May 21, 2009
Name: Gian Genta
Website: www.giangenta.com
State/Province:
Country: Italy

Comments: HI from Gian Genta Italian ceramic sculptor. I want to pass a remark for the excellent quality of your work that I saw in http://kunstmaler.dk/artistM.htm ... Congratulation for your interesting execution.

April 21, 2009
Name: Justin
Website: www.justportrait.com
State/Province:
Country: Singapore

Comments: Very beautiful portraits. You are very talent and it shows in the wide range of gallery pages. The web design is very pleasant and functional Keep up the good work.

April 15, 2009
Name: Tim Taylor
Website: www.jefftheneck.com
State/Province: NY
Country: USA

Comments: Beautiful work Kumi-chan. Would love to see more portraits.

March 22, 2009
Name: Baracai
Website:
State/Province:
Country: USA

Comments: What wonderful works. I can find a lot of wonderful detail and the expression you give through these pictures. You have great talent, and I hope your found by many others.

March 20, 2009
Name: krishan
Website: www.krishan.co.in
State/Province:
Country: india

Comments: nice works...... i like it.... great. pls. be in touch .

March 17, 2009
Name: Candy Barr
Website: candybarrartist.blogspot.com
State/Province: Vermont
Country: US

Comments: Compelling images and portraits. Your recent paintings do bring interest to the Japanese culture as well as the diversity and depth of Asian-Pacific culture. Very successful on all levels! Bravo~

February 7, 2009
Name: Aaron Dafler
Website:
State/Province: Colorado/Denver
Country: USA

Comments: thank you for your inspirational work i to am an artist however , i have not been to any special school training so i look to other artist for input and inspriation. i have made some choices in my life that have well kept me from pursuing my passion that is to paint but again thank your work is truely outstanding . this message comes to via my wife for i am unable to at this time but soon i hope to put all that i have into my work in the art world. MR. AARON P. DAFLER

December 4, 2008
Name: Ute
Website: www.utekirchhof.npage.de
State/Province:
Country: Germany

Comments: Fantastic paintings and a nice website! I would be grateful for your visite to my homepage too. Kind regards, Ute from germany

October 15, 2008
Name: l wolfersperger
Website:
State/Province:
Country: united states of america

Comments: Enjoyed looking at this wonderful artist's work. Thank you.

October 11, 2008
Name: Cindy Bolton
Website:
State/Province: CO
Country: USA

Comments: Hi Kumiko; I love your art - you are talented and blessed. Thank you for letting me look. Maybe you could try depicting breast cancer - the anguish it causes or the joy of surviving? Would love to see what you could do with those ideas. Cindy Bolton RN Breast Diagnostic Center Fort Collins

April 14, 2008
Name: Scott
Website: abstractcats.org
State/Province: KY
Country: USA

Comments: The "Jealousy" piece is very nice! I love the Satan mask, it reminds me of the Joy/Sadness mask.

March 25, 2008
Name: Gerald und Sieglinde
Website: www.tony-jordan.de
State/Province: Langenhagen-Hannover
Country: Germeny

Comments: Hallo , one verry best site! LG Gerald und Sieglinde mit Tony im Herzen

March 17, 2008
Name: Jean Pierre CORNU
Website:
State/Province:
Country: FRANCE

Comments: "Sublimate" ! All tne best ; JPCORNU Cannes-Nantes FRANCE***

March 1, 2008
Name: kenji
Website: www.north-area.com/kenji/
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA

Comments: Great Work! the noh masks are simply AMAZING...

January 21, 2008
Name: Buzzy Impey
Website:
State/Province:
Country: Zambia

Comments: What skilled work! As an Art teacher I am particularly interested in the very relevant sociocultural aspects of your work and have directed some of my students to try and contact you and perhaps they could interview you via email. It is a pleasure to see such powerful work being made with such strong messages related to current events.

January 13, 2008
Name: Ismo
Website: www.elisanet.fi/ismo.jokiaho
State/Province:
Country: Finland

Comments: Very nice works! It was pleasure to visit, Keep on doing such a fantastic art! best wishes, Ismo Jokiaho

January 8, 2008
Name: ROB
Website:
State/Province:
Country: USA

Comments: THE ART HERE IS SO INTENSE AND SENSITIVE AT THE SAME TIME...HAS AN EMOTIONAL QUALITY THAT MAY CAST A SPELL OVER THE VIEWER..

December 30, 2007
Name: Philipp
Website: worldpaintings.eu/en/
State/Province:
Country: Germany

Comments: Very nice artwork you present here. Greetings from Germany, Philipp

September 25, 2007
Name: hlouette
Website: www.artmajeur.com/hlouette/
State/Province: Paris
Country: France

Comments: J'apprecie vos oeuvres et les fait connaitre

September 17, 2007
Name: Murray Hubick
Website: www.hubickart.com
State/Province: Kent
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Really very nice work.

August 26, 2007
Name: Kumiko Lewis
Website:
State/Province: Virginia
Country: United States

Comments: I love your art work. Do you sell prints of any of your work?

July 14, 2007
Name: Igor-nz
Website: igor-nz.narod.ru
State/Province: Centre
Country: Europe

Comments: "I see, Kumiko, Your make interesting artworks. Thanks!"

June 25, 2007
Name: Daniel Bettell-Higiins
Website: homelandsx-ile.deviantart.com
State/Province: Surrey
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Hope you came back toGreat Britain again some day.

April 26, 2007
Name: Timothy Lantz
Website: www.stygiandarkness.com
State/Province: PA
Country: United States

Comments: "Found my way her from DeviantArt, I just love your work, especially the a Noh Mask series. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. Timothy"

April 9, 2007
Name: Stella-Desiree Bosch
Website:
State/Province: Paris
Country: France

Comments: Very interesting and poetic... love the work and hope to have a chance to meet one day.

March 27, 2007
Name: Todd
Website: www.learning2draw.com
State/Province: Utah
Country: United States

Comments: "Great site, would love to interview you for learning2draw.com."

February 16, 2007
Name: Rolf
Website: www.abstrakt-art.de
State/Province: Hessen
Country: Eschenburg

Comments: Auf meinem Spaziergang durch die K�nstlerseiten bin ich auchhier gelandet. Deine Werke sind einfach sch�n und laden zum Verweilenein. Sie sind eine einzige Inspiration und haben Power und Ausdruck. Alles Gute und weiterhin viel Erfolg, Rolf

February 3, 2007
Name: Becky Raque
Website:
State/Province: CO
Country: United States

Comments: Met you during the last Studio Tour. GREAT web site!

January 24, 2007
Name: Marina
Website:
State/Province: Maine
Country: United States

Comments: A long time ago I found a translation of the Genji Monagatari, and still years later I enjoy reading it. The poetry is enchanting, and her descriptives are well, so very vivid its sheer pleasure to read about the colours and clothing. Your website brings those colours to life and thank you for your work. I am curious though, your backgrounds are inspired by screens but I wonder if the gold coloured ones were more Momoyama period, well, perhaps to my less experienced way of thinking. Still its wonderful work...thank you for your hard work!

Reply: Dear Marina, Thank you for your interest in my paintings and thoughtful comments.

Regarding your question about the images with gold clouds in back of the main subject in the Tale of Genji series, I usually reference 'Genji-Monogatari Gajou (Tale of Genji Album)' by Jokei Sumiyoshi. This book contains illustrated images that describe the main story of each chapter. The images are very detailed miniaturist paintings with bright rich colors with gold clouds.

Actually, my style combines western classical techniques together with the Japanese traditional style. I painted the main figure using western classical realism with a glazing technique while I painted the small narrative images in the background using a Japanese traditional school style such as 'Sumiyoshi School'. This school of painting specialized in the 'yamato-e' style, which was originally an offshoot of the Tosa-ha (Tosa School). Tosa-ha started to produce 'Genji-e' in a miniaturist style (seimitsu-ga) in small formats around the middle of the 15th-Century. For your reference, artists in other schools during the Momoyama and Edo periods developed different styles of Genji painting.

You can view some of the 'Genji-e' at the following link:
http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/asian377/studentspring99/asian377e/genji/.

This was a very good question and required answering since many non-Japanese viewers may have wondered about it as well. I'm working on writing a description for each painting of mine to explain the symbolic meaning of the each element, composition and style and I will add it to each image when complete.

Thank you again. ~Kumiko S. McKee

December 18, 2006
Name: kombizz
Website: www.kombizz.photopoints.com
State/Province: California
Country: United States

Comments: I love Japanese people and their culture. Therefore I like you as simple as it is.

December 16, 2006
Name: kombizz
Website: www.kombizz.photopoints.com
State/Province: California
Country: United States

Comments: I love your art work. They are amazing how you create them.

November 25, 2006
Name: Alex
Website:
State/Province: Donaustauf
Country: Germany

Comments: Ein Lob an die Homepage, die ist echt super geworden. Schau doch mal bei mir vorbei. MFG Alex

November 19, 2006
Name: David Jon Foster
Website: www.davidjonfosterart.com
State/Province: CA
Country: United States

Comments: I just wanted to tell you that I think your art is very beautiful...my best wishes to you, sincerely. David

November 17, 2006
Name: Franz
Website: www.grafik-forstmeier.de
State/Province: Eggenfelden
Country: Deutschland

Comments: Eine tolle Seite, in der man gerne verweilte, leider verfließt deren Zeit zu schnell, um noch länger in der Galerie zu stehen, auch dankenschön - für den Augenblick. PS: Mache "Sie" weiter so! Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Künstler & Autor, Forstmeier Franz

October 20, 2006
Name: Marilyn
Website:
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Comments: Very interesting website. Keep up the outstanding work and thank you.

October 9, 2006
Name: Ernesto Coelho Silva
Website: www.ernestosilva.blogspot.com
State/Province: Set
Country: Portugal

Comments: Beautiful paintings and best to relax eyes. I adored its work.

September 29, 2006
Name: Sally
Website:
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Comments: Your panting “Minori”--- I love the color and details you chose.

September 5, 2006
Name: Deborah shepard
Website: fairystar50.piczo.com
State/Province: Washington
Country: United States

Comments: you are amazing , I am awriter and love the art, thank you

September 5, 2006
Name: saddey
Website: eurogallery.aic-club.com
State/Province: Annaberg
Country:

Comments: congratulation to your stunning art work

August 29, 2006
Name: Kevin Kr.
Website:
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Country: United States

Comments: Your website is just beautiful! I wish you much success in all your endeavours! Thanks the author for this site, very much liked it! Good luck, Kevin

July 5, 2006
Name: Michael
Website: www.sachsart.de
State/Province: Annaberg
Country: Denmark

Comments: Your artworks are amazing and very interesting. I enjoy. Best regards. Michael

June 25, 2006
Name: Israel
Website:
State/Province: BC
Country: Canada

Comments: Hello Kumiko: The work that comes out of your hands, your head and your heart is just unique.God bless your hands, your head and your heart. Israel.

June 25, 2006
Name: Hlouette
Website: www.artmajeur.com/hlouette
State/Province: Bretagne
Country: France

Comments: Very nice arts. thanks!!!

June 5, 2006
Name: Clare Harper
Website: www.artabus.com/harper
State/Province: Annaberg
Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Wonderful - I love your use of colour within your paintings they are truly wonderful to look at. You have captured a brilliant painting style. Thank you so much for sharing them.

May 28, 2006
Name:
Website:
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Country: United Kingdom

Comments: Excellent work - You've got an amazing talent for capturing reality. The work that impressed me, and my partner, the most was your earliest from high school and your sketchbook. Can't wait to see what you'll come out with next.

May 7, 2006
Name: Moyia
Website:
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Comments: Your artwork_these are some of the most spectacular japanese artwork i have ever seen. i wish i could master artwork such as yours but im only stuck in anime art. u are really an inspiration. i am actually jealous. keep it up Kumiko, Moyia

May 4, 2006
Name: Tom
Website: members.lycos.nl/tomjutte/
State/Province: Zeist
Country: The Netherlands

Comments: Hello Kumiko, My compliments for your great work! Please come see my website and photos sometime? Best regards from Tom.

May 4, 2006
Name: Beccy
Website:
State/Province: Adelaide
Country: Australia

Comments: Your art work is really awsome i love it especially the drawings they almost look real.

April 29, 2006
Name: Yoshiko Hayakawa
Website:
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Comments: ホームページの作品、拝見しました。すばらしいです。いつか本物を見たいです...Thank you very much for so wonderful fine arts!! Yoshiko

April 26, 2006
Name: Jacqueline
Website: www.jacqueline-kassera.de
State/Province: Tuebingen
Country: Germany

Comments: Absolut fantastic art work.

April 23, 2006
Name: jess
Website: www.myspace.com/xjesscarrrx
State/Province:
Country: England

Comments: WOW! i dont know what else i can say! your art work is sooo amazing kumiko. and really inspirational!... i am in high school studying art and for a project we have to be inspired by someone...preferably an artist and i was searching the net and was instantly just amazed at your work. i have started the project previously by doing portraits of japanese females and when i saw that is what you were interested in previously i knew instantly that i wanted to use you in my project i also found it very interesting all the places that you have visited... my dream is to travel and learn about different cultures so im determind more than ever now seeing that you wanted to travel and you accomplished that.so i just thought id say wow... thank you for being so inspirational! jess x

April 17, 2006
Name: Alessandro
Website: www.artekaos.com
State/Province: Italy
Country: Italy

Comments: Compliments for Your Art!!

March 29, 2006
Name: F. Franz
Website: www.grafik-forstmeier.de
State/Province: Deutschland
Country: Germany

Comments: Eine tolle Seite, in der man gerne verweilte, leider verfließt deren Zeit zu schnell, um noch länger in der Galerie zu stehen, auch dankenschön - für den Augenblick. PS: Mache 'Sie' weiter so! Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Künstler & Autor, Forstmeier Franz

March 26, 2006
Name: Dianne Roberson Hendrix
Website: www.artworldplus.com
State/Province: Alaska
Country: United States

Comments: Excellent portraits!

March 23, 2006
Name: Lou Patrou
Website: www.patrou.com
State/Province: New York
Country: United States

Comments: Hello Kumiko, fantastic paintings -- very nice.. thanks

March 21, 2006
Name: Anna Mardayan
Website:
State/Province: California
Country: United States

Comments: Please add my name to your contact list. I am sorry I missed the exhibition in MOCA and would love to come next time you are holding one. Thank you! Anna Mardayan

March 21, 2006
Name: Budi Satrio
Website:
State/Province: State/Province:
Country: Indonesia

Comments: Hi, how do you do, i like your painting, i am sculptor from Indonesia

March 20, 2006
Name: William Brody
Website: www.wbrody.com
State/Province: Michigan
Country: United States

Comments: I enjoyed viewing your work, I really liked your pieces that mixed the East and West influences together.You have grown as an artist in a very short time as seen in your early work to now. Keep up the good work. William Brody

March 5, 2006
Name: Yulia
Website: www.freewebs.com/freaka-juliano/
State/Province: Tashkent
Country: Uzbekistan

Comments: Hi Kumiko.I just have visit your website and found it very interesting for me.I love your painting.My favorite are the Japanese women,and 'Vision'.You have very interesting style.And I feel your paintings have soul. Anyway I am also painter.But young.And I would like to invite you to my website.Tell me what you think about my painting. Thanks.

January 31, 2006
Name: Steffi Schott
Website: www.steffi-schott.de
State/Province: Friedberg
Country: Germany

Comments: Kumiko, my praise to your work was honest. You are also a nice young women and a very, very good artist with much, much talent !!! I had seen your new work ( also details) It is excellent !!! Your drawing is also great!!! I draws also gladly portraits. I like the details work very much. In supplement is my portrait drawing and other work is of my site. You are welcome. I hope you are really very happy with your great work. I wish you much success. Regards, Steffi

November 12, 2005
Name: John Vistaunet
Website: www.vistaunet.com
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Comments: Thanks for your kind comments. Your own body of work is impressive, as well. Strong composition and color, good execution, interesting concepts, and some very nice life drawings too. Go for it. --John Vistaunet

January 1, 2005
Name: Manuela Poggensee
Website: www.kunst-auf-eiern.de
State/Province: Schw
Country: Germany

Comments: Hi, a very interesting page, I found here. It was a big fun, surfing here. Great work and real good paintings.Keep it on so! Regards from Schwäbisch Hall the Goosmaiden Manuela

January 1, 2005
Name: Richard von Wennerveld
Website: www.Bodypainting.com
State/Province: Frankfurt am Main
Country: Germany

Comments: Hi Kumiko, just found your site via a guestbook! Great work by the way - Iam photographer and bodypainting artist from Germany and would like to introduce you my work.

January 1, 2005
Name: Magic Jay
Website: www.CannibalCouture.com
State/Province: Frankfurt
Country: Germany

Comments: Hi there, great website and real good paintings! Cheers Magic Jay

January 1, 2005
Name: Juergen Schreiter
Website: www.PixelGallery.de
State/Province: Hessen
Country: Germany

Comments: Hi Kumiko McKee, thank you for your email. Just visited your website and have to say... great work :-) Wish you success and all the best! Kind regards, Juergen

January 1, 2005
Name: Olga
Website: www.artabus.com/dmytrenko
State/Province: Delaware
Country: United States

Comments: Kumiko, You are amazing artist! I just can not express my total admiration with your art - so big it is! Minori is a something! I was waiting to see it and my expectations were paid - GREAT painting. Congrats!

January 1, 2005
Name: Martin Philipp
Website: www.maphi-sto.de
State/Province: Pfalz
Country: Germany

Comments: Hello Kumiko! Avesome artsite! Great work fantastic use of color and forms, special, excellent und totally impressive!! Congratulation! Martin Philipp

January 1, 2005
Name: Steffi
Website: www.steffi-schott.de
State/Province: Friedberg
Country: Germany

Comments: Kumiko, I am very impressed about your excellent work and your talent! All best for your future. Regards Steffi

January 1, 2005
Name: marion lucka
Website: www.marionlucka.de
State/Province: thierstein
Country: Germany

Comments: hi kumiko! your artwork is extraordinary and phantastic-happy new year! marion

January 1, 2005
Name: Paul
Website: www.thepauldouglasartgallery.com
State/Province: queensland
Country: Australia

Comments: Kumiko, I cant understand why I havent visited your site before,do you post it on war? I ts loveley to see your work,in that you seem to be as obsessed as me by painting and drawing.Some beautifull images and striking ones, from the earlier figure studies.

January 1, 2005
Name: Guusje
Website: guusjessite.nl/index_galleria.htm
State/Province: State/Province:
Country: The Netherlands

Comments: Hello Kumiko. Really like the paintings, What I can say? Im impressed. Great work!!!! Greetings from The Netherlands Guusje.

January 1, 2005
Name: Ljiljana Lazicic-Putnik
Website: www.grupa69.hr
State/Province: Pula
Country: Croatia

Comments: Wonderful!Specially The Tale of Genji!Congratulations! Ljiljana Lazicic-Putnik,MD Pula/Croatia PS.Painting is my hobby.

January 1, 2005
Name: Eddi
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Comments: fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 1, 2005
Name: Brad Michael Moore
Website: www.bradmichaelmoore.com
State/Province: Texas
Country: United States

Comments: Hi Kumiko, Great site. Thanks for your thoughts over my aa blog - everyone is now accounted for. I particular like your 3-D work and your Koto Series. I think your new work is coming along fine.

January 1, 2005
Name: Marlys Hanson
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State/Province: CA
Country: United States

Comments: Your work is very engaging - and your website exhibits them well.

January 1, 2005
Name: Rob Evans
Website: www.robevansart.net
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Comments: Kumiko - Just now found your kind words about my work in my guestbook at artistportfolio.net (as you can tell I dont check in there often enough). I appreciate your response and enjoyed visiting your site as well. I was especiall impressed with your Koto Series

January 1, 2005
Name: Clelia Vettrici
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Comments: My compliments to the artist... Hello Miss Kumiko...My name is Clelia Vettrici and I'am an italian creative person...a little one...I've just seen your website and I feel delighted about your creations...my best COMPLIMENTS....I wonder...if you kindly can have a look to my works...and tell me what do you think about them...It will be an honour for me...my website is the following one:cleliavettrici.com . In July I'll make my second painting exhibition in Bellano in front of Como's Lake...I hope it will work...Dear Kumiko I wish all the best for you...and all my best regards...Clelia Vettrici.Ciao...

January 1, 2005
Name: Steve Bindon
Website: www.geocities.com/bindonart2004
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Comments: Hello Kumiko, i was very interested to see your web site. I find your art very striking`. My name is Steve bindon and I am an english artist who will move to america this year and i am looking to collaborate with other artists who may have similar views as myself. Basically I want to create work to do with the earth, protecting nature, globalisation etc...but in an inspiring way. ps.. I lived in Japan for 6 years!! Nihongo daijobu desu!! Best regards and good luck with your new project. Steve Bindon

January 1, 2005
Name: Bernie Elliott
Website: www.artabus.com/elliott
State/Province: WA
Country: US

Comments: All your work - I just wanted to let you knnow I really enjoyed looking at your paintings. They all carry an elegance and self-priority. I understand a tiny bit of the symbolism in colors, especally red and gold, and was wondering if that was what you were doing with the backgrounds? Are they gold clouds? Again thx for the nice work to look at.

January 1, 2005
Name: Tripp Reynolds
Website: www.stop4art.com/services/portfolio/index.php?artist=tripp_reynolds
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Comments: I THINK YOUR WORKS OF ART ARE GREAT.I LOVE THE WAY YOU USE COLOR IN YOUR WORK.ARTIST TRIPP REYNOLDS

January 1, 2005
Name: Louis Nagelkerke
Website: www.louisnagelkerke.nl
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Comments: I like your works very much. Beautiful colours also. Best regards, Louis Nagelkerke

January 1, 2005
Name: Michael Lepage
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Comments: Hello Kumiko! I have just started "surfing the net" for the first time in years and I was directed to your website when I was looking for images to use on my computer. Wow! You are very talented! I am not an artist nor am I a professional critic, but I love your style! The color is awesome, and some of the images are very cool indeed! I don't normally take the time to research anybody, but I just had to read your bio after feeling the energy of your work, & I learned that you are a member of Golden Key, me too! You are very well traveled and you must have an old soul. I wish I could be in the presence of your paintings in person, but I live on the other side of the country. I cannot afford to make any purchases either, but I still wanted to write to you and tell you what wonderful feelings I experienced when I admired your artwork! I feel bad that you are not going to profit from my visit, if I were rich, I would buy your paintings and fly to Colorado to see them in person. I am almost tempted to save up for a visit just to meet you...I am certain you must have fans all over the world who bug you though, so I will not be one of them. Anyway, you must be a very busy woman, so please do not let me take any more of your time. If you get this email, and you are moved to respond, thank you. It would be an honour to hear from you. However, if you do not get this or you do not have time to reply, then I completely understand. Keep up the good work and I wish you much happiness! Blessed be. Michael

January 1, 2005
Name: Robert D. Hogge
Website: www.robertdhogge.com
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Comments: Kumiko, Just a note to say really sensational work. Beautiful use of imagination, talent and color. Paint on, Bob...Drop in and visit. my site... If you are interested in exchanging links that's cool just let me know. Have a great and creative New Year

January 1, 2005
Name: Wessley Freeheart
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Comments: i posted a message in response to one of yours. i thought i would write you this note as well. i just viewed some of your work, beautiful. i love the peaceful and simple elegance in your work. i have always been drawn to the gracefulness of japanese art, it's gentleness. i think you very much display those qualities in your work. i hope that before i die i will see japan, there is something powerful there, i can feel it in my spirit.

January 1, 2005
Name: Cecilia Vieira
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Comments: Hi. I really liked viewing your artwork - its really fantastic. I also liked how you designed your website. I am also a member with geocities, and I was wondering if you could help me. I have been having trouble posting my site up onto geocities server - how did you ftp your site? What did you write in for; port: address:, also for address do you fill in your userid@geocities.com? Your advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

January 1, 2005
Name: Jay DePalma
Website: www.artistportfolio.net/index.php?secret=140&artist_id=4669
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Comments: Visited your artist page and was quite pleased with your work. The images are stunning and the quality of your work is superb. I wish I could see the originals in person, I'm sure they are breathtaking. There is a link to my gallery, take a little trip there sometime. Congratulations Kumiko. Best of everything, Jay DePalma

January 1, 2005
Name: Shanon Padmore
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Comments: ello, Your artwork is superb! I am a novice artist and just beginning to explore the "how to" of making prints of my original pieces. I was wondering if you would share with me where you can order the Roland printing? I read your website that refers to the differences in Iris Giclee and Roland and like the bright colors of the Roland. How do I go about getting this done? Thanks for your assistance! Shanon

January 1, 2005
Name: Michael U Johansson
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Comments: Great artwork and an absolute fantastic website. It was nice to watch such awesome art, and it?s allways great when my own artistics get inspiration. Would you like to exchange links with me? Contact me if you are interested.

January 1, 2005
Name: michael fenton
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State/Province: NJ
Country: United States

Comments: The emotion that comes through in your work impresses me. I also like the way you use mood and color. I strive to do that in my work, but seldom achieve what I set out to do. Thanks for the inspriation.

January 1, 2005
Name: el Pintor
Website: www.alles maler.de
State/Province: Vorpommern
Country: Germany

Comments: Beautiful work! pleases me very well! large radix complement !!! Perhaps you visit me times. Peter

January 1, 2005
Name: marco brown
Website: www.marcoart.co.uk
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Comments: what a wonderful site and a wonderful journey with such breathtaking beauty.Warm congrats from one artist to another Marco

January 1, 2005
Name: marion
Website: www.marionlucka.de
State/Province: thierstein
Country: Germany

Comments: hi, kumiko ! your artwork is excellent! all the best from marion

January 1, 2005
Name: DAN
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State/Province: New Jersey
Country: United States

Comments: Need more mask stuff

January 1, 2005
Name: Michael U Johansson
Website: www.djupet.com
State/Province: Lund
Country: Sweden

Comments: I like your work very much. It was a pleasure to navigate your site. I would like exchange bannerlink with you. Contact me if you are interested.

January 1, 2005
Name: Jonas Jellestad
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Comments: I just stumbled into your pages. Beautiful work!

January 1, 2005
Name: tracy
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Country: United States

Comments: thanks!

January 1, 2005
Name: Amelia Flanagan
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State/Province: CA
Country: United States

Comments: Talk about stumbling across a beautiful site! I was mesmerized. Your work is so unique and its everything you describe it as and more. Each picture has a story to tell, yours and mine. Id love to see your work if you ever have an exhibit in town.

January 1, 2005
Name: Juergen Schreiter
Website: www.PixelGallery.de
State/Province: Hessen
Country: Germany

Comments: Hello, just surfed in and I really like this website!!! Iam a photographer and media artist show my artworks at www.PixelGallery.de and would like to invite you to visit my gallery. Maybe we can built up a coorporation or doing a exhibition together.

January 1, 2005
Name: Bob
Website: www.robertdhogge.com
State/Province: New York
Country: United States

Comments: Excellent work... Bravo Bob

January 1, 2005
Name: Andy Robbins
Website: www.seamlessimages.com
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Comments: Glad to see you are still painting, Kumiko! Andy

January 1, 2005
Name: Jenelle Mason
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State/Province: GA
Country: United States

Comments: Your work is so beautiful and moving. I really enjoyed viewing it at art.com and here on your web site. Best wishes.

January 1, 2005
Name: Liz Henry
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Comments: its wonderful to see someone doing modern pieces about murasakis the tale of genji, a worthy subject and yours are beautiful

January 1, 2005
Name: Bob
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Comments: Wonderful work beautiful use of form and color

January 1, 2005
Name: Sayuri & Thomas Yasumura
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State/Province: CO
Country: United States

Comments: Very exciting yet pleasing images. Wish you could have some of your work made into lithographic form so you would be able to share such wonderful works for those who appreciate the finess of this work.

January 1, 2005
Name: Stephen Santoro
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State/Province: MA
Country: United States

Comments: Hi Kumi Beautiful site and work! Im impressed.

January 1, 2005
Name: Claire Defferrard
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State/Province: Farges
Country: France

Comments: chère kumi, your work is magnifique. Reflecting all your travels around the world, the people you met and your beauty. hope to hear from you, claire

January 1, 2005
Name: Yujung Ha
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State/Province: Seoul
Country: Korea

Comments: Hi!! Kumiko. Happy New Year. Congratulation to open your own internet gallery. Your paints are very special and very impressive. Your homepage has the nice organization. Image is very strong and mysterious... See you later.

January 1, 2005
Name: Ronda Eden
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State/Province: SA
Country: Australia

Comments: Wonderful Kumiko. I wish you all the best.

January 1, 2005
Name: Mike and Kazuko
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State/Province: TX
Country: United States

Comments: Nice site! Really like the paintings, though your current work doesnt display!

January 1, 2005
Name: Duane and Pam McKee
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State/Province: CO
Country: United States

Comments: Hi Kumiko, Love, Duane and Pam