Designing this website is not as hard as i thought it would be. Hope she likes the changes I've made while she took a cat nap...... Princess
Hi, my name is  Michiru Kusaka, my friends call me "Mitch" for short. Born in Japan, married and living in South Louisiana (New Iberia) since 2007. I started as a profeshonal artist in 2008 with my husband's passionate support and the belief that I had hidden talent.

The Crazy Cat is my signiture piece, with her bright colors and Big Smile representing HOPE, FAITH, PEACE, JOY and  LOVE.
You can also find my work painted on beautiful Sinker Cypress wood from the Atchafalaya area, called Louisiana Wildlife Series. 



Honestly, I am self-taught artist as most of artists are. I have done many commissioned work and portraits during the past years to find who I was as an artist. Being from different country and imperfect English I speak. I display my thoughts and feelings on canvas. I hope you enjoy collection of my arts. Thank you for your visit to my website Paintings by Kusaka....

Please EVERYONE friend me on facebook at Michiru Kusaka. See you there..

Paintings that make you SMILE

Michiru Kusaka was born in Kure City, Japan. She received her degree from Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University in 1988. Kusaka has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad including a permanent exhibit in a Louisiana museum. She is very active with local and national charities including, Impact Acadiana, St. Jude's and local schools in the Acadiana area. Her work has been featured by KATC TV and many news outlets. From 2010 to 2012, working with American Idol, Miss Kusaka painted portraits for two contestants and Judge Randy Jackson. One of the portraits was unveiled at a live show. In 2017 she was honored with a feature story on her art from 337 Magazine. Michiru Kusaka lives and works in New Iberia, Louisiana.