Chihiro Pierce is an award winning watercolor artist that has made the rainforest and mountains of Juneau, Alaska her home. She has fallen in love with painting the beautiful wild animals and landscapes that she experiences living amongst the vast and enchanting beauty found there, expressing herself and her emotions through her paintings. Chihiro finds personal fulfillment and meaning within her art and hopes that it touches the lives of others in the same way. Her artwork has become a source of comfort and peace for viewers around the world.
Chihiro was born and raised in Kobe, Japan. She started painting at an early age where she began her path of creativity and artistic expression. She entered the Musashino Art University of Japan where she focused and refined her love of oil painting. Upon graduation, her career began at an architectural company as a professional perspective creator. She then began the path of a more specialized profession in watercolor painting by merging her love of the natural world with her artistic styles and experience in botanical art.
Chihiro is also an international watercolor artist, focusing on floral, still life, wildlife animals, landscape, and cityscape subjects. She has worked with watercolor for more than 25 years. Her artworks have been juried into many national and international shows across the globe, including the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Northwest Watercolor Society, and Fabriano in Acquarello in Italy. Most notably, her floral watercolor works were featured in and on the cover of the ‘Pratique des Arts’ of France, and received high acclaim in the ‘International Artist Magazine’. She has also enjoyed membership in the Japan Watercolor Society since 2014. Chihiro is a Brand Ambassador for the Daniel Smith art supply company and was also an instructor in Seattle from 2017 through 2019. In 2022, she instructed live for the Daniel Smith online teaching for the global watercolor artist community.