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Cathie's gallery contains an assortment of originals, adaptations, reproductions of classics, and paintings following instructional books and videos. To see Cathie's own style in a selection of 100% original works, please click the following link:…



Catherine Jao
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Catherine is a Chinese-Filipino professional ink painter based in Kyoto, Japan. She paints in both Sumi-e and Nihonga (Japanese painting) media. She does paintings on handmade paper and on traditional shikishi board.

Her paintings are done in her own take on various traditional Japanese ink-painting styles. She often paints in the following genres: Bijinga (beautiful women), classic oriental portraits, Zenga (Zen Buddhist paintings), and occasionally landscapes, abstract paintings, and bird & flower paintings.

If you are interested in commissions or in purchasing originals, please send an e-mail to

If you are on Facebook, please like Catherine Jao's Art fan page at… also.
Some of my paintings are on display at the lobby of Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Greenhills (!

The exhibit runs from April 7 - May 7, 2014 and a portion of the proceeds go to the hospital's projects for the underprivileged. If you have time, please do drop by and visit :)

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SomniVision Mar 15, 2014   General Artist
Lovely gallery! I admire your technique and skill with sumi-e :) I hope to see more from you!
Yaoyaoyao999 Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work ! 
I just found your work while browsing just got lost in your gallery so many beautiful pieces of art. Very inspiring! :)
catherinejao Jun 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate that you took the time to look through it!
hiru-miyamoto Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! =)
My name is Hiru Miyamoto, I'm brazilian illustrator and I live in Japan for 13 years.
I'm looking for illustrators or photographers people who lives in Japan, japanese or foreigners, to became friends here.
I'm watching you, if you are interested, please watch me deviantart account to and send me a message, I can speak japanese, portuguese, and a little of english and spanish.
And my facebook account is Hiru Miyamoto, feel free to add me. (^^)
Bye bye! (^^)
catherinejao Mar 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the invitation! I will certainly check out your page :) Very adorable illustrations by the way!
elvenelegance Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the comment! First comment so far on my photography!
I reeeallly dig your style!
catherinejao Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
mai994 Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i just fell for your art amazing :clap: :hug:
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