Lynita Shimizu has been creating woodcuts using the Japanese techniques of moku hanga since the mid-seventies. Originally from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Lynita graduated with a Fine Arts major from Westminster College in 1974. Following a year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she moved to Japan to concentrate on woodblock printmaking. During her four-year stay, she studied in Kyoto with an elderly master of traditional woodblock printmaking, Tomikichiro Tokuriki, and in Tokyo with contemporary printmaker, Yoshisuke Funasaka. From Japan, Lynita and her husband moved to River Edge, New Jersey, where they raised three sons.
Today Lynita lives in Pomfret, Connecticut, where in addition to printmaking, she enjoys her favorite activities of gardening, hiking and playing piano.
Lynita's site can be viewed here: http://www.shimizuwoodcuts.com .