Hello, I am a Japanese artist, animal painter and illustrator. My illustrations have been commissioned by clients for Vet’s LOGO mark, pet product’s illustration and more, in addition, portrait paintings, as well as privately commissioned portrait paintings.

I love animals and nature which is why I usually paint these subjects. Using watercolours and ink, I enjoy bringing images to life with subtle colour palettes and lively drawings.

My creative passion always comes from an ethical mindset. I strongly believe that all life exists in a circular world and create my works with this in mind. Ethical magic will come true!

オーハラユーコ | 絵描き、イラストレーター




Everyone can do  can something for environment. Any small step means a lot in the future. As an artist, I’m pursuing ethical ways in creativity and making a better choice as much as I can. Many opportunities to make choices, when I select art supplies, printmakers and packagings etc. Just take a moment and consider a better way even a little. Here is example;

  • Never select cadmium-free colour paints
  • Avoid hazardous label colour paints
  • Minimize packaging waste for sell, and use re-use materials
I keep sharing what I study for this matter in Japanese on note. To tell the truth, I found it very hard as an individual, to reach out to the right information and understand without scientific background. Because there are so complex and scattered on the internet. At the same time, I assume that it will be helpful to share what I study for someone who also look for ethical ways in creativity. Also, your support is very helpful. Please let me know if you find useful articles or anything on this topic.


For commissions, collaborations or just to say hi, please get in touch.