In my artwork I create small views of a quiet world. I am inspired by the natural world and seek beauty in the minutiae of everyday life. I am especially intrigued by the tools we use to make our living and the possessions that reflect ourselves.
I approach my art practice with the belief that as we navigate ourselves through everyday life and the physical world, within everyone there is an abundance of wonder, curiosity and growth waiting to be discovered and embraced.
Shari Arai DeBoer is a 3rd generation Japanese American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. During her previous career as an architect, she began watercolor painting and eventually made the transition from architecture to art. Her paintings and etchings are housed in the Alameda County Art Collection and Library of Congress Fine Print Collection and featured as cover art for the magazine, Edible Eastbay. She has illustrated science concepts for Science Tarot and created artwork for a limited edition book to accompany an original music composition inspired by the kabuki play, Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura.