Women’s Genesis Art Retreat in historic Takayama area of Gifu-Prefecture

Women’s Genesis Art Retreat in historic Takayama area of Gifu-Prefecture  Awakening Through Intuitive Art  Monday August 11, 5 pm – Friday August 15  noon Special super-low price! Four nights accommodation, ten meals, eight art workshops – Until  July 7 ¥32,000   After July 7 ¥38,000 For inquiries and workshop signup application phone 090-4122-6626 or email: lianewakabayashi@gmail.com Awaken […]

Happy Event at Yoyogi Park Sunday 6/29

DRAW WITH LIANE IN  YOYOGI PARK AND CONTRIBUTE TO A GREAT CAUSE! Sunday 6/29 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Liane in collaboration with Intrepid Model Adventures offers a pay-as-you wish drawing workshop in nature with all proceeds going to IMA charities in Tohoku, the Philipines and other distressed communities. More details can be found on […]

Recognize Your Intuitive Abilities

I know it’s hard to believe this–but when I drew the figure on the right I had no awareness of dancer Gaston Gurewitz’s photo on the left. Here is the sweet story behind the drawing on the right. I was in Starbucks when a man with his cell phone caught my eye. I drew him […]

Colors of Nature Exhibition at Design Festa Gallery

Contact: liane@axel.ocn.ne.jp These watercrayon drawings, for sale at the 12/2 Design Festa Gallery exhibition “Colors of Nature Exhibition” are part of my collaboration with the very talented Russian-American artist Lark Larisa Pilinsky. Twenty percent from the sales of these drawings will be donated to my favorite charity, Intrepid Model Adventures. I’m at the gallery 12-6 […]

Genesis Art–the Challenge Has Begun

In late September, with the start of a new year in the Jewish calendar, I began a yearlong project to illustrate the Torah with weekly drawings. I’m taking it week by week, knowing that as the year wears on, I’m going to find it pretty tough to draw some of those sections. Well, the first […]

Women Artists’ News

A recent article in the Guardian about how women get shorted in the art market prompts me to reflect on how I see the situation. I’m gong to pause long enough to reflect on whether I actually want to achieve success on mens’ terms. To me, money is not the whole story. It’s not even […]

The Wagamama Side of the Story

Over the last year and a half I’ve been working on a memoir that I am finally ready to share with my dear friends and readers who have known me over the years in both incarnations. Writing came first. I’ve been a published writer and editor since 1983 and while my passion for art has […]

Thinking in Black and White

This is an annoying discovery: I think in black and white. I am in the thick of writing a memoir about my nearly 25 year relationship with my Japanese in-laws and I’m having the hardest time imaginable seeing images. All the colors, shapes, textures and depth I bring to painting are sequestered from the writing […]

The Best of Intentions

When Oshiki peninsula was destroyed by the tsunami, out went the unsightly stuff as well. No billboards anywhere. No neon signs. Nothing to disturb the peace except for a growing crop of storage containers painted by well-meaning volunteers who come armed with pots of paints and spray guns and a mandate to bring color back […]