Pen & Ink illustration by Janet Takahashi

It is too good to be true. I work in the presence of extraordinary people. Collaboration and imagination are in flow and for that I am truly grateful.

CLIENTS INCLUDE:  Sakura of America, Papyrus Greeting Cards, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Crane Paper Co., American Greetings, Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort, See’s Candies, Romantic Homes magazine, California State Capital: printing press gilding restoration, Harrod’s at the Queen Mary ship, Newport Fashion Island, Sumitomo Bank of California, University of California Riverside-Library,  Los Angeles Times, Japanese American National Museum, Asia America Symphony Guild, Les Dames, National Charity League, Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro, Petersen Automotive Museum, Franklin Mint, Warren Buffett, Gloria Stuart, Nate Berkus, Illustrator; Speedball Textbook 24th Edition, Make It Artsy (TV appearances) and artist-in-residence Yosemite National Park.

 

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See’s Candies

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CHILDREN’S Book Illustration

Speedball Pen Box by Janet Takahashi

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Speedball textbook 24th edition

Playing Card - 6 of Clubs by Janet Takahashi

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Gilded Ceiling in process by Janet Takahashi

Gilded Ceiling in process

INVITATION CALLIGRAPHY

WEDDING

ILLUSTRATION

PAPYRUS: GRAND CENTRAL STATION, New York

Gilding by Janet Takahashi

Gilding ON PAPER

23K Gold, Lemon Gold & White Gold

Antique Gilded & Handlettered Cobalt Glass

Gilded & Hand-lettered Antique Cobalt Glass

Gilded Mansion Interior

Gilded Mansion Interior

32,075 leaves of 23karat gold. Eight months.

CATALOG COVER ART

PAPER & INK ARTS

Papyrus Cards by Janet Takahashi

GREETING CARDS

PAPYRUS

Mixed Media Wreath by Janet Takahashi

Bird on a Wreath

MIXED MEDIA

"A Gardening Angel"

Gardening Angel by Janet Takahashi
Gardening Angel by Janet Takahashi
Gardening Angel by Janet Takahashi
Gardening Angel by Janet Takahashi

The Los Angeles ANGEL PROJECT benefited charities for the city of
Los Angeles, California.

My angel, “A Gardening Angel” stands about 8′ tall.

She came to me in a dream, traveling swiftly across the earth, endless fields of flowers float away from her wings as the invisible wind carries blossoms to the landscape below.

TECHNIQUES & MEDIUMS

I painted the four seasons of leaves as a crown upon her head, and a fuchsia blossom necklace with tiny gilded beads around her neck. Cherries and flowers detailed her shoes. One hand held a gold four-leaf clover while a trompe l’oeil butterfly rested in the palm of the other. A tool belt, inspired by a Japanese obi, held a pen, brush, and gardening tools. Feathers and long stemmed roses cascade down the backside of the wings. Spun gilding embellish the wings edges.

"A Gardening Angel" was selected to be in the Sotheby’s Auction and now resides in a private garden somewhere in the world.

Gardening Angel by Janet Takahashi
Get In Touch

Let's Create!

Email

jtartmaker@earthlink.net

Phone

(310) 722-7360

Address

PO Box 1277
Tustin, CA  92781

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