Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (pronounced sah-toh-view) is originally from Japan. Art was something she was drawn to from very early in her childhood.
Although her college major was in psychology and she is self-taught in art, Mitzi made her early marks in the field of visual art with her colored pencil landscapes. Her pieces are seen in such publications as "The Best of Colored Pencil 4" and "The Best of Colored Pencil 5" (both by Rockport Publishers) and earned her a status of the Signature Member with the Colored Pencil Society of America in the late 1990's.
She started drawing purely for the fun of it, doing fan art of Japanese anime and manga series and sharing them with like-minded friends she made at deviantART.com (Aruarian Dancer is her dA user name she signs many of her pieces with.). Mitzi gradually saw a shift in her interest from doing fan art to more and more original art of her own. She first experimented with doodle-like drawings with details in ballpoint pen on paper in surrealistic themes. One of her drawings was recognized with the honor of a Daily Deviation feature. This further encouraged her to pursue her own art and to develop her own style.
Mitzi's art shows the influence of manga and tattoo artists of her native Japan. Her line-centric approach is an homage to the rich heritage of Japanese art and printmaking that spans hundreds of years. She continues to experiment and perfect her technique of digital coloring that is unique to her style.
Now that we know a bit about Mitzi, lets hop over to Jules' blog for a fun creation using one of Mitzi's new stamps!
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