This weekend a walking tour of artist's studios and galleries is being organized by Casa Frela Gallery. A very inspiring artist, Fumiko Toda is one of the eighty artists participating in this weekend's walk.
A client and I visited her tiny studio in a typical Harlem brownstone this year. Though very small, Fumiko keeps her space very well organized and welcoming.
Her work is intricate with subtle layers of color and delicate details. Her fascination with insects, evident throughout her work, began as a child in Japan. Fumiko is as whimsical as her work, lovely and waif-like, she is happiest in her studio.
Although the piece was not yet complete, we loved it. It was inspired by a road trip to Spain she took with her boyfriend. When finished it found a home in my clients sunny foyer...
If you have a chance check out the art walk!