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© 2017 by  erin eitter kono


E. E. Kono’s art seeks to reveal the layered mythologies that subtly influence our perception of what and who we are.  Everyone, everything, and every place is the sum of narratives. The world is both created and revealed through stories.  These stories are layered one upon another, much like the translucent veils of color required to create traditional egg tempera paintings. 

E.E.Kono is a SoCal fine artist known for her whimsical egg tempera paintings. She is also an avid sailor and an award-winning picture book author/illustrator whose clientele includes top trade publishers and national magazines. She practices the old master technique of egg tempera painting. Each color is created on the palette by combining natural powdered pigments and organic egg yolk binder. The paint is applied to traditional gesso panels in a process that requires hundreds of semi-translucent layers. Erin began studying egg tempera through the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and continued in workshops with Master Painter, Koo Schadler.  She has a BA in Art History from the University of Iowa and studied art history at the University of Hull in England.


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