Chiyoko Kana is a member of the Beautiful Bizarre Artist Directory

Chiyoko Kana is a self-taught artist who loves cats and dogs. Since her parents were not really wealthy when she was a little girl, nobody really gave her any toys to play with. She chose a pencil and scrap papers to draw anything she wanted to see. The princess, fairies, big houses, castles or gorgeous meals, and much much more. Chiyoko’s imagination brought her anywhere she wanted, and anything she want to be. At 16, a Japanese publisher offered her the first illustration work.

 At 20, Chiyoko was offered to have her very first exhibit in Japan. Although the exhibition was successful, she experienced some moments that told her how scary it is to not know anything about business or trading. Though she wanted to go to an art college, but decided to go to business college instead to obtain the necessary knowledge and ways to survive.


Chiyoko Kana has graduated from SAIT in Calgary, AB Canada. After working for 1 year in Canada, she came back to Japan and has worked on several illustration works, 3 artworks were selected at the Genso contest in Tokyo. Listing these works made her feel like such a successful artist, “but it is not true at all“. The year she came back to Japan was 2001.

The worst time to find a job is the so-called “Ice age of recruiting”. Initially Chiyoko was hoping to have full-time office work and continue on the artwork side, however it turned out that she had to struggle just to find a job to keep bringing food to the table and roof over her head.

She worked in despatch for several months and while continuing her drawing her congenital symptom in her right hand got severely worse. This stopped her art for a very long 10 years. During this time, she have tried to paint with her left hand (she’s a right-handed), started writing novels to seek another way to explore her creativity which led her to be awarded in 2014.

Although Chiyoko could enjoy writing, making stories and having fun with other authors and her fans, she always knew something very important was missing. That is painting. Art. It is always this. Painting. She dosent have vocabulary or any way to express how hard it was to not be able to paint. “Art is not only the pleasure of life to me, it is a way to live another day with hope.”

In recent years Chiyoko Kana has found an assistive device for people who need special care with writing. She has regained the ability to paint and draw, and began with digital devices to draw, and it was just a pure joy.


Chiyoko Kana draws and paints a dream worlds that make people smile, evokes feelings of happiness and joy of life. She truly believes that is what makes people delighted. Her work focuses on digital arts and painting, that give a magical and fairy tale like moment to whoever sees them. Her subjects are girls, animals specially cats and dogs, and nature.

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Chiyoko Kana Social Media Accounts

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Internationally exhibited artist and creator of Wooden Ophelia, Bella Harris is not only the Online Editor at Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, she also oversees all staff writers and helps support website functionality and development. As a contributing writer for the website, active copy editor, and editorial photographer, she plays a vital role in the growth of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine while working closely with advertisers and artists. Wooden Ophelia is a contemporary collection of original moon designs, handmade woodwork, artwork furnishings, and sacred crystals... all to enchant your home.


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