Tadashi Ura is an illustrator and an artist of "SUIBOKUGA" or ink-wash painting, which uses Japanese sumi inks on washi paper. His inspiration comes from modern, everyday life, while his style is rooted in Japanese tradition.
In his free time, Tadashi likes spending time with his family - including his daughters and fluffy, energetic dog. He likes to go animal watching, and is fond of flowers, starry skies, forests at midnight, red clouds at sunset, and mountain top sunrises. He also regularly practices meditation, and often draws inspiration from his own introspection.
Tadashi hails from Yokohama, Japan where he has created many hand-rendered and digital works in the past 25 years, spanning advertising, editorial, digital, and more. He often has solo shows and live-painting exhibitions in both Japan and the USA. In 2017, Tadashi founded the Sumi-e Society, through which he leads classes for all generations at his studio and other institutes.