I'm an artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Haru (pronounced "hAAru" not "harOO") is my middle name. It means "spring" in Japanese.
I grew up in Japan and moved to SoCal when I was ten. Driving away from the airport, I remember thinking:
I've since come to appreciate the beauty of the bare & earthy dessert tones, but it was so odd to me at first since I was used to seeing green mountains covered in trees.
I always loved to draw, but at some point decided art was not a real job, and proceeded to go through college and most of my twenties not really knowing what I wanted to do.
That is, until I remembered I loved to draw. I learned a lot at my office jobs, but it was time to go! I left my cubicle, picked up some watercolors, and the rest is history.
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