Born and raised in Japan, Makoto Takigawa pursued his higher education in the United States. Receiving BFA from San Francisco Art Institute.
His cultural background, where appreciation of nature is integrated in everyday life, combined with years of paleontological work further developed his sense of closeness with and ideas about nature.
His inspirations arise from observations made while in natural surroundings.
He explores time’s progression and endless movements of nature through his brush strokes and colors while focusing on the visceral aspect of the imagery.
He hopes to create images where the viewers experience their personal connection to nature through his paintings.