"Asking when I started painting is like asking when did you start breathing."


Ryś Otomo was born in Sendai, Japan August 6, 1942.  He moved to the United States in 1965 and has been painting his entire life.  He lives in St. Charles Minnesota and is the owner of an engineering firm based in Winona, Minnesota.  He says his art is a blend of impressionism and modern art to create something unique to him, something that there is no niché for right now.  Mostly he paints for himself in his basement studio in St. Charles.