Margaret D Yamamoto

“A beautiful moment captured forever from the shores of Lake Langano in the spring of 2009, this work is one of many watercolors inspired by the splendor of Ethiopia’s still pristine environment.”

Margaret Darling Yamamoto has been painting throughout her life in the Foreign Service, but more intensively during her time posted in Djibouti and Ethiopia. She studied with leading artists Peter Hamitsky, Timothy Clarke and briefly with Leonard Gervitz at the Art Students League in New York City, and considers watercolor painting en plein air as the ideal she strives for in all of her work. Winslow Homer is her muse, and she has studied his watercolor works in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Yamamoto has exhibited her works in Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Washington, D.C.