Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Bliss of Kimono Kittens

Come and meet Canadian artist Brenda June Saydak. You'll love her art, I promise.

'Kitty Oiran & maid'
Brenda June Saydak (Moussart) 2008/Sold  ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") 

A convergence of pattern, lines, rich color and style, this artist is a master of all these things. And then she stirs in a cup of cats. You'll be saying more, please! 

Building on the Japanese style of layers of pattern upon pattern, Brenda's work is a joy for your eyes. She works mainly with acrylics on paper. Many of us in the art community respect her skill and also the expertise and her grasp of the finer points of Japanese culture. Be aware that these image are larger than they are in reality but they stand up to a close-up look. Beautifully executed.

'yuki te ume'  Brenda June Saydak (Moussart) 2008/Sold  ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") 

'haru da'  Brenda June Saydak (Moussart) 2008/Sold  ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") 

'temari  oiran'  Brenda June Saydak (Moussart) 2008/Sold  ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") 

From the artist:

My work is heavily influenced by Japanese art, something my dad introduced to me when he was working for the Japanese ambassador in Winnipeg back in the '80s. I don't like to explore the dark side of life, I would rather bring a smile to your face when you look at my art. My work mainly consist of charming and cute vignettes of life, often featuring cats, and sometimes fantasy subjects. I work exclusively in acrylics, mostly on paper. My palette is bright, cheerful and makes use of a lot of pure metallic pigments. Quality and precision are two features of my work that I value highly, which is a nod to the Japanese aesthetic, and I want my work to look as good from two inches as it does from arm's length. Authenticity is another feature of my work - I am quite knowledgeable about Japanese art and culture, especially kimono, and there is often a surprisingly large amount of research that goes into even my smallest paintings. 

For more information or to just see more of her exquisite work :


There find links to her Etsy and Zazzle shops.  

  Brenda June Saydak (Moussart) 2008/Sold  ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") 


  1. I have always loved Brenda's art! Having lived in Japan for 4 years I love everything Japanese so her art coupled with cats is the perfect mix!

  2. I never knew you lived in Japan for a while. It must have been wonderful!