Local Art by Mimi Matsuda on Display
We are honored to have Mimi Matsuda’s art on our walls for summer 2019!
Mimi is a full-time artist living in Bozeman. Ever since childhood, she has drawn animals and has been surrounded by them. She had pet chickens, rats, birds, and fish as a kid and studied biology in school. She grew up exploring for salamanders, fishing for trout, and watching birds and mammals in the evergreen forests of Oregon.
After finishing her biology degree, she worked her dream job in the National Parks, as a National Park Ranger Naturalist for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Using her artwork to connect people with the natural environment led her to a new career as a full-time artist. Today she paints to encourage people to emotionally connect with nature, sometimes through sheer beauty, sometimes through humor. She hopes these connections will lead to preservation and protection of wild lands and animals.
Mimi works in soft pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolors, colored pencil, and enjoys the challenges of the variety of media.
Canvas prints are available for sale at Fork & Spoon, at prices ranging from $45 to $350. Greeting cards are available at $4.00 each. Mimi is generously donating 15% of art and card sales back to Fork & Spoon!
Please join us for artist receptions with Mimi on Friday, June 14th and Friday, July 12th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Our menu will feature light bites, and Mimi will be on hand to say hello!