Born in Osaka, Japan, Kayomi is a self-taught artist with a unique vision. Her paintings are full of imagination and feature a wide range of animals including kittens, owls, tigers, wolves and dragons. She tries to depict the personalities of the animals with their expressive eyes and emphasizes their unspoken eloquence. She paints with watercolor, pastels and color pencils. Her works have been exhibited and licensed around the world. Currently she lives in San Jose, California.