Michiyo has always loved art and exploring different ways to express herself. In 2010, after seeing some of Andria Burchett’s artwork in Geneva, Michiyo began studying colored pencils with Andria and is now a Beech Tree Studio instructor at her home in Montgomery, Illinois. Michiyo is very excited by the opportunity to help her students learn more about colored pencil drawing and how to communicate through that medium.
Growing up and attending school in Japan gave Michiyo many opportunities to study different types of art. In addition to studying pencil drawing, Michiyo also studied Japanese Calligraphy. When Michiyo came to the United States, she continued to expand her artistic horizons by initially studying oil painting and eventually colored pencil art. She has enjoyed the opportunity to learn different mediums and share them with her students.