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648. Symphony of the Sea
591. Spring at Heeser Drive

Welcome and thank you for stopping by my website.
Please come to my blog as well.

How are you?

I hear that this summer is the hottest one. Do you feel so?


Every time I went to Mendocino Coast, Foggy and later blue sky appeared and sometimes beautiful sunset. Air is always fresh and cool there.


I’d like to announce that my painting “390. Daylilies by the Sea” will be in the auction at the Winesong on September 6, 2014.

“Winesong will celebrate a major milestone, its 30th year. “ is a unique charity event that attracts wine and art lovers from all over the country to raise much-needed funds for the Hospital. Please check: http://winesong.org/

The ticket is $150 a person to Winesong Grand Tasting & Charity Auction. Wonderful wineries booths, all kind of food booths from fantastic restaurants, live music everywhere and art in the manicured Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. Now is Dalia’s season. I hope to see you there. It’s so fun.


My show at the Highlight Gallery is scheduled from October 6th through November 2nd. The Second Saturday on October 11th will be the Opening reception. I will be there to meet you.


Have a nice rest of summer,



Born and raised in Tokyo, lifelong artist Mariko Irie received her BFA at Musashino Art University in Tokyo in 1973. In 1982 Mariko moved to Mendocino to pursue her painting . She studied printmaking with Robert Rhodes and American Realism painting with Bill Martin at College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg.
In November of 2009 she moved to San Diego to expand her world. Now she is back in the Northern California.

Mariko’s search for peace and eternal beauty finds expression in the silence of her paintings in which her images give the viewer room for contemplation.

For over twenty years Mariko has been fascinated by watercolor. She uses a wet into wet technique, working with the special properties of watercolor to enhance the medium’s unique charm. Layers of transparent glazes create very rich paintings which delight the viewer with their traditional style and wonderful contemporary feel.
She paints in Watermixable Oil which is made from pigment and linseed oil, which doesn’t contain turpentine, paint thinner, such fume which she is allergic to. Watermixable Oil painting is forgiving. She is really enjoying painting in this rich and vivid color medium as well as painting in Watercolor.

She has been in numerous solo and group shows, receiving prizes as well as having paintings selected for posters of the Winesong 1995, the Mendocino Music Festival 2004,  “The Voices From Earth” concert 2005,  “Art in the Garden” 2008, "Mendocino Art Center's Mendocino Coast Garden Tour 2013" and cover of the magazine “Mendocino Arts” winter issue 2008.  Her art works are well known locally and widely collected privately and publicly throughout the United States, Japan, England, Germany and Canada,.

At present the paintings of Mariko Irie can be seen at the Northcoast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg,  the Mendocino Art Center and The Highlight Gallery in the village of Mendocino and at the very charming Wine Tasting Room at Glendeven Inn, Little River, California.

345. A Pear

233.Woman's back

592. Driving in the Sun

316. A Bird