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Artist Profile

Masako Nashimoto-Luttrell

Masako Nashimoto-Luttrell is the owner of Nashimoto & Associates, a leading advertising, public relations and marketing firm in Honolulu, established in 1982. She began painting in middle school and continued painting in high school, where she learned acrylic and oil painting. She embraced the challenge of watercolor, mixed media and understanding the importance of water volume and timing when painting with watercolors. Although she is very busy with her career and sits on the board for numerous nonprofit organizations, she dedicates her time to the arts as well. She, with her signature name “Nashi,” is an award-winning artist and paints Hawai’i’s beautiful floral and botanical scenes as well as landscapes, abstract art and seasonal greeting cards in Hawaiian motif in watercolor and mixed media. She is unique as a business woman and fine artist! As part of her philanthropic spirit, Nashi regularly donates pieces to numerous nonprofit organizations for fundraising auctions and events.

"Togetherness"The beautiful watercolor on our cover is titled “Togetherness.” Nashi painted this piece in 2015 upon visiting a Kamiloiki Valley farm in East Oahu to help with passionate efforts to save the farms. When she saw the bunch of papayas hanging close together on the tree, she saw a vision of family togetherness; the two children together represent our future.

View more of Nashi’s work at Nashi-art.com. Contact Nashi at 808-955-9361; Nashimoto & Associates, 1833 Kalakaua Ave., Ste. 201, Honolulu; or visit Nashimoto.com.

Nashi's Lastest Project is Wearable Art

 

Nashi's sunflower painting has been turned into leggings and hightop sneakers.

 

How cool is this?  

 

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