Sanae Yamada - Artist 


Sanae Yamada was born in Ehime, Japan in 1972. She studied fine art at Kyoto City University of Art. She is married to a Malaysian and immigrated to Malaysia in 2003. After her children grew up, she focused on painting tropical nature in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. She is inspired by the rich and bountiful nature in Malaysia. 



Natural blessing in Malaysia made my wish ‘to draw’ come true


For me, there are three conditions needed before I start to draw. There is the time to draw, knowing what I want to draw and the feeling that I want to draw. When all the three conditions came together, I painted again around 2014, when my children have grown up, and then I have enough time with room in my mind. I will find a subject that I want to draw when I go out for a morning walk in my neighborhood or I visit the backyard of my in-laws. It is like a treasure hunt. Thanks to my big-hearted Malaysian family and friends who come from their diverse cultural backgrounds with their support, I am able to draw freely. There are many surprises under the powerful tropical sun here.  I am surprised to encounter unique plants and animals. Insects come when she is drawing flowers, squirrels, and little birds which gather on the trees for fruits. But I know the sad fact while I am observing and interacting with the nature of Malaysia. Wild animals are forced from their home into rainforests where nature is lost and the environment is degraded in the process of development.  Precious things are lost rapidly. That is why I want to leave her paintings on canvas her feelings with respect and gratitude to nature in Malaysia.





1996          Bachelor of Fine Art, Kyoto City University of Arts, Sculpture course



2018          "Inspiration from Malaysian Tropical Plants" at The Refinery Gallery-Kuala Lumpur

1996          "Cookie picking" at Gallery Kuruse -Osaka, Japan

1996          " Spaghetti Project 96" at Gallery Do -Osaka, Japan  

1995           "Spaghetti Project 95" at Tank Gallery -Osaka, Japan


2021          “GUMUM+ISM, International Art Exhibition @Tasik Chini” online - Malaysia

2021          “PAYUNG MERAH” online Exhibition - Malaysia

2021          “ART FOR LIFE: Online Charity Art Exhibition” online Exhibition - Malaysia

2021          "Para sa Kalikasan" at Conrad hotel - Manila, Philippines

2021          "KYOTO Link Project" at Kyocera Museum - Kyoto, Japan

2020         "SEKAKI Kita Jaga Kita" at KL City Gallery - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020         "PELITAWANIS TNB Charity Auction"- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020         "Woman Art Exhibition" at Atelier 11 - Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

2020         "SATU masterpiece" at Gleri Shah Alam - Shah Alam, Malaysia

2019           "Hi Izuru Kuni De" at Gallery wks. -  Osaka, Japan

2019           "Festival UrbinoInAcquerello 2019" - Urbino, Italy

2019           "Tell Me A Story" at The Ledge Gallery "Tell Me A Story"  -  1Utama, Petaling Jaya

2019           "S.H.E" at The Ledge Gallery -  1Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

2019           "International Women's Day" at The Refinery Gallery - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2019           "SYNERGISM2019" at Balik Pulau International Art Village  - Penang, Malaysia

2019           "Spring is Coming" at Hulo Hotel Gallery  - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2018           "1st Malaysia international watercolor Biennale" at WhiteBox- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2018           "SYNERGISM" at Robinsons Galleria - Manila, Philippines

2018           "BONDA" at National Art Gallery -Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2016           "My Funny Valentine" at The Refinery Gallery -Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015           Studio MIU ”Qu'est-ce que c'est ?”- Singapore

2014           "Art Expo Malaysia" -MATRADE Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

1997           "CI VEDIAMO!" at Gallery Ams Naniwa -Osaka, Japan

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