Location: Redmond, Washington, United States
Kikuko Shepherd, self-employed Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in watercolor paintings.
Ms. Shepherd has always enjoyed painting. Her passion coupled with a curiosity for art encouraged her to study art more in depth and make a profession of it. A native of Nagano, Japan, she graduated from the Ikinobo School of Japanese Flower Arranging in 1968, with a Master’s equivalent. Prior to the start of her career in art, she found success as a translator for many years.
Between 1952 and 1955, Ms. Shepherd excelled as a translator for the Japan Public Trading Company, later accepting the same role with the United States Yokota Air Force Base, from 1957 to 1959. She further served as a lecturer for a private practice in Dayton, Ohio, for five years, before joining a private practice in Okinawa, Japan as an interpreter between 1966 and 1971. Today, she flourishes as a freelance artist in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
To supplement her artistry, Ms. Shepherd completed ink painting lessons while in Japan, which benefited her artwork positively. The highlight of her career was to have been fortunate enough to achieve success in the things she loved to do in life. Civically, she enjoys volunteering for homeless veterans, as well as abused women and children in her community. In an effort to remain aware of changes in the field, Ms. Shepherd has maintained a membership with the Sumi-e Society of America, Inc., and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. An exceptional Marquis listee, she has been featured in editions of Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in America. Likewise, Ms. Shepherd was a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement. She is the proud wife of James B. Shepherd, Jr. and the two share three sons: Kenneth, Scott, and Craig, as well as four grandchildren.
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