Known to many as the “Matisse of Japan,” Mayumi Oda has done extensive work with female goddess imagery.
From 1969 to the present Mayumi has exhibited over 40 one-woman shows throughout the world. Her artwork is also part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art - New York, The Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Yale University Art Gallery - New Haven, Library of Congress - Washington D.C. and many others.
Feeling a deep connection with the mother earth, Mayumi has always enjoyed growing her own medicinal herbs and vegetables. In 2000 she started Ginger Hill, a farm and retreat center on the Big Island of Hawai’i.The artistically landscaped 5-acre property is home to a number of workshops and retreats ranging from traditional Hawai’ian Hula to medicinal cooking.
Mayumi currently lives with her family at Ginger Hill Farm and travels worldwide, teaching workshops in creativity and self-realization.