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Yokohama artist “Rommy” Hiromi Morita was born in Okinawa in 1948. Her mother is from Okinawa and her father from the Philippines. She was raised in Shuri, Okinawa overlooking the Shuri Castle ruins that resulted from the great “Battle of Okinawa”. After a surprise first prize win of an art contest sponsored by Okinawa Times Newspaper, Rommy was inspired to continue painting throughout her high school tenure. After graduation, she moved to Yokohama, married her husband and raised three children. During this time, she opened an Okinawan restaurant in Bashamichi, one of the first Okinawan restaurants in the Kanto area. Rommy returned back to Okinawa for her 20th high school reunion during which time her classmates recalled her great art talent. She again was inspired to pick up her paintbrush and started working in oil pastel once again.  For the last 25 years, “Rommy” has worked in various media - including oil painting, watercolors, Japanese sumi-ink, lithographs, mixed-media, and photography.  She has exhibited her artworks at various shows throughout Yokohama. Rommy presents three themes in her 7artscafe exhibit “Landscapes of Japan and Overseas”, “Cats” and “Erotica”.

“漁船を待つ海鳥“

a painting on the wall

“Fisherman Waiting for Seabirds”

Miura Peninsula, 2002

Oil Pastel

40,000円

“死にかけた街への傍観”

a flat screen tv

"Bystander to a Dying City”

Naha, Okinawa, 1965

Oil Pastel

50,000円

“江戸湾”

a painting on the wall“Edo Gulf”

Tokyo, 2021

Pastel

30,000円

“リオのの街角”

a painting on the wall“Rio Street Corner”

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2021

Watercolor

40,000円

“岬の海鳥”

“Seabird by the Cape”

Miura Peninsula, 2002

Oil Pastel

40,000円

“夏の思い出“

a painting of a flat screen tv sitting in a room

“Summer Memory”

Izu Peninsula, 2005

Mixed Media

40,000円

“京浜工業地区”

a flat screen tv sitting in a room

“Keihin Industrial Park”

Kawasaki, 1995

Oil Pastel

45,000円

“大岡川のさくら“

a painting hanging on a wall

“Ooka River Sakura”

Yokohama, 2019

Watercolor and Pastel

40,000円

“愛とエロス”

a close up of a box

“Love and Eros”

Yokohama, 2005

Lithograph

30,000円

“病室の窓から横浜を望む”

a sign hanging on a wall

“View of Yokohama from a Hospital Room”

Yokohama, 2018

Japanese Sumi-Ink

50,000円

“フウちゃんとボーイフレンド”

“Cat and Boyfriend”

Yokohama, 2021

Japanese Copic

20,000円

“屋上の貴婦人”

a cat sitting in a room

“Rooftop Lady”

Yokohama, 1997

Watercolor

30,000円

“セクシーキャット”

a cat sitting in front of a mirror

“Sexy Cat”

Yokohama, 2020

Watercolor

20,000円

“ブラックキャット”

a painting on the wall

“Black Cat”

Yokohama, 1997

Watercolor

15,000円

“若旦那”

a cat sitting on top of a sign

“Young Gentlemen”

Yokohama, 2000

Japanese Sumi-Ink

20,000円

“踊る猫”

a painting on the wall

“Dancing Cat”

Yokohama, 2001

Photograph

10,000円