“Blue Transcending Bird ll” by Akiyama, 50×50″
Megumi Akiyama was born in Kawasaki, Japan. Her childhood memories of summer festivals, elaborate kimonos and fireworks displays were a major influence on her works. In addition to her childhood her current desert environment in Phoenix, Arizona, where she now resides, is also a strong influence on her works. Akiyama received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Illustration from California State, Long Beach, California.