Atsu Harada was born in 1962 in southern Japan. Surrounded by the natural abundance of mountains and the sea, it was here that his lifelong passion for wildlife, and wildlife art, began. He continued to paint even while pursuing the corporate career expected of his generation, and ultimately left the business world to devote himself to art full-time. He seeks to portray the astonishing diversity of life, and only regrets there will never be enough time to depict it all.
Atsu's work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Japan. Most recently, his painting "White Ghost" was chosen as the winner in the Endangered Wildlife category of the David Shepherd 2015 Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition in London. He is a member of the Japan Wildlife Art Society (http://www.jawlas.jp/index.html).