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 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 "Tomorrow" was chosen as the winner in the Vanishing Fast category of the David Shepherd 2017 Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition in London. He is a member of the Japan Wildlife Art Society (http://www.jawlas.jp/index.html) and an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists (http://societyofanimalartists.com/).
Atsu lives in Tokyo with his wife Heather and their daughter.