Chizuru Oikawa was born in June 1966 in Japan. After graduating from a junior college, she entered the advertising department of Bunka Fashion College and studied advertis-ing and design.
She got married in 1997, but her husband died of illness nine years ago. Currently, she lives with her daughter. She works full-time at a trading company on weekdays. She makes art on weekends.
“When I create a work, I don't really have a plan in place, so I don't know what I can do un-til it's finished. I think that's the fun of this alcohol ink art. The wonderful coloring of the alcohol ink gives healing to the heart. I pray that this healing can be delivered to many people.”