doe and fawn in forest clearing, with haiku

“forest clearing” is 11×14, painted with sumi ink and Japanese watercolors on paper. A holiday card version reads, “All is calm, all is bright.” © 2014 Annette Makino


Annette Makino is an artist and writer who combines Japanese-inspired paintings with original words. Her pieces express quiet reflection and Zen humor. 

Makino paints images in sumi ink and Japanese watercolors, combining them with her original haiku or other words. The online gallery showcases her art.

Makino Studios offers paintings, prints, cards, calendars and books of her work.

She says, “My goal as a writer and artist is to help people to find joy and meaning in their daily lives and to deepen their connections with the people they love.”

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    artist Annette Makino at work

    Makino Studios News

    Ripples from a stone: In Annette Makino’s latest blog post, she shares how a friend’s grandmother changed her life.

    Makino-Uyeki Art Show: Annette is teaming up with mixed media artist Amy Uyeki to show images combined with haiku and other words at the Adorni Center in Eureka, CA Oct. 30-Nov. 30.

    Holiday Open Studios: Visit artists Joyce Jonté, Patricia Sennott and Annette 11-5 on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7 at StewArt Studios in Arcata.