Eiko Yoshimoto (b.1937)
Eiko Yoshimoto is a representational artist and teacher working in rich colours, and predominantly in pastel and charcoal. She was educated in Japan, at the Notre Dame Sacred Heart School, and then contracted to the ToHo Film Company after winning a diploma from its Tokyo Drama School.
Yoshimoto pursued a business career and taught, including a period in Malaysia, then in London from 1963. The artist began drawing and painting in the mid 1980s, attending the City & Guilds of London Art School. She was a member of the Pastel Society, also showing at the RA Summer Exhibition, Mall and Westminster Galleries, the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Opera House, and with the French Pastel Society in Paris. She has exhibited regularly at John Adams Fine Art over the past ten years.