I recently visited The Grant Bradley Gallery in Bedminster, Bristol where they had a lovely exhibition of the work of Ryoko Oikawa. This is the second time that the gallery has exhibited Oikawa's work - the first time was just over a year ago at the time of the 2011 Japanese earthquake. The paintings would have almost certainly been destroyed if they had not been in the exhibition as the artist's home was greatly affected by the earthquake. The gallery is exhibiting Ryoko Oikawa's work again to mark the anniversary of the earthquake. Oikawa paints flowers and gardens with thickly applied oil paints creating an almost 3d effect. I just love her use of colour and texture.